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Conductor • Educator • Arranger


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Please browse through my web site for more information on my activities as a conductor and educator and my music publications. You can also find announcements and links for jobs, conferences, performances and commissioning opportunities on my Bulletin Board.

Yale Philharmonia Concert Dedicated to Otto-Werner Mueller

The Yale Philharmonia, under the artistic guidance of Maestro Hu Yongyan, will dedicate its concert on Friday, November 18, 2016 to my late husband, Maestro Otto-Werner Mueller. The concert will be in Woolsey Hall at 7:30 pm. The program includes Brahms Academic Festival Overture, Brahms Tragic Overture and Bruckner Symphony No. 4 (“Romantic”). Click here for more information.

I invite you to visit a web site honoring Maestro Mueller, where you can read about his life, view a slideshow, explore tributes and articles, sign a guest book, view other guests' comments, and subscribe to a mailing list. 

Dr. Allen Resumes Role as Founder and Artistic Director Emerita of Philadelphia Wind Symphony 

I’m delighted to share the news from The Philadelphia Wind Symphony (PWS) that I’ve been appointed Artistic Director Emerita of this wonderful ensemble which I founded in 2011. 

The plan is for me to guest conduct the ensemble each season and to help guide the artistic direction of the organization while I work closely with the Board of Directors. I’ll share the podium in the 2016-17 season with the newly appointed Music Director, Paul Bryan (Dean of Faculty and Students at The Curtis Institute of Music) and Wesley Broadnax (Director of Bands at Drexel University). The concert I’m conducting in the upcoming season will take place on May 5, 2017, and I’ll rehearse the ensemble in the two weeks leading up to the concert. 

I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to reconnect with my musical friends in the PWS and with music lovers in the Philadelphia community. I look forward to making music once again with this terrific ensemble!

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