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Allen Brings, DMA

Allen BringsOccupation: Musician; Professor Emeritus
Born: New York City, February 24, 1934

DMA, Boston University, Boston, MA (1964)
Postgraduate Coursework, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ (1963)
Naumburg Fellow, Princeton University (1962)
MA, Columbia University, New York, NY (1957)
BA, Queens College, City University of New York, Magna Cum Laude (1955)

Professor Emeritus of Music, Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, City University of New York (2001-Present)
Teacher, Associate Director, Weston Music Center and School of the Performing Arts, Weston, CT (1960-Present)
Professor of Music, Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, City University of New York (1963-2001)
Teaching Fellow, Boston University (1960-1962)
Instructor of Music, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (1959-1960)

Career Related:
Coordinator, Theory and Ear Training Program, Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, City University of New York

Active Service, Second Armored Cavalry Regiment, U.S. Army, West Germany (1957-1959)

Member, Catholic Commission on Intellectual and Cultural Affairs

Creative Works:
Composer, “4 Revelations of Varying Intensities,” Mira Music Associates (2017); Composer, “Due for flute and piano” (2017); Composer, “3 Scintillae” (2017); Composer, “All Around and About” (2017); Composer, “To the Point” (2016); Composer, “Sonata for Two Violins” (2016); Composer, “Duologue 18” (2016); Composer, “Reverie” (2016); Composer, “Etchings” (2016); Composer, “A Linear Pursuit” (2016); Composer, “Four Differential Equations” (2016); Composer, “High and Low” (2015); Composer, “Notable Declamations” (2015); Composer, “Quartet” (2015); Composer, “Not So Serious” (2015); Composer, “Touch and Go” (2015); Composer, “Again and Again” (2015); Composer, “From Within and Without” (2014); Composer, “Duologue 17” (2014); Composer, “A Linear Engagement” (2014); Composer, “2 by 4” (2013); Composer, “Varied Intensities” (2013); Composer, “Duologue 15” (2013); Composer, “Projections All at Once” (2013); Composer, “Sinfonia da Camera” (1990); Composer, “Symphony” (1984); Composer, “Trio” (1984); Composer, “Five Pieces for Piano” (1980); Composer, “Tre Sonetti” (1975); Composer, “Music for Keyboard Instruments by Allen Brings,” Parma Recordings, Navona; Composer, “Music for Voices by Allen Brings,” Parma Recordings, Navona; Composer, 242 Works

Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2017); Artist Grantee, Connecticut Commission on the Arts (1988); Recipient, John Castellini Silver Jubilee Award, Choral Society, Queens College, City University of New York (1983)

Member, American Society of Composers (1975-Present); Chairman, Region II, Society of Composers, Inc. (1968-1971); Member, National Association of Composers; Connecticut Alliance for Music, Inc.; Member, The College Music Society; Member, Connecticut Composers Inc.; Member, Society for Catholic Liturgy; Member, The Phi Beta Kappa Society

Son of Adam Brings and Elfrieda (Kruse) Brings
Married: Genevieve Chinn (8/29/1959)
Child: Keira

Tennis; Ballroom Dancing

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in America – 2019, 72nd Edition (pub. 2019)
Who’s Who in America – 2018, 71st Edition (pub. 2018)
Who’s Who in Entertainment – 1998-1999, 3rd Edition (pub. 1997)
Who’s Who in Entertainment – 1992-1993, 2nd Edition (pub. 1992)
Who’s Who in Entertainment – 1989-1990, 1st Edition (pub. 1988)

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