Allen Music offers students opportunities in several areas of music performance and study.
The ensembles present at least four concerts a year, often at the incredible Bowlus Fine Arts Center located a five-minute drive away in downtown Iola. Once per school year, Allen Community College teams up with Fort Scott Community College and Neosho County Community College to present a "mega concert" with their bands and choirs. There are also outreach events for the jazz band, traveling to care facilities and high schools to share our talents. Once per school year, the music and theater programs partner up for a full musical. We also present one student recital each semester to showcase those students enrolled in applied lessons. Once or twice a school year, the music program goes on a field trip to see a show, often at Kansas City's Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
Classes such as Music Fundamentals, Music Appreciation, Music Theory, Keyboard Harmony, and Aural Skills are offered to any student interested in expanding their musical horizons. For those who intend to be music majors, Allen’s associate degree in Music prepares students for successful transfer to university study by providing a solid foundation in music studies. With a degree in Music, students’ career goals may focus toward musicology, performance, radio, film, composition, research, or teaching.
Dr. Jeffrey Anderson
M.M., Bowling Green State University
D.M.A., University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
M.A., University of Kansas