Roy Allen, Jr.
Adjunct Instructor of Music
Academic Area: Saxophone
Phone: (940) 898-2500
MM in Saxophone Performance, Baylor University
BM in Saxophone Performance, Baylor University
Joining TWU’s music faculty in 2010, Roy Allen brought nearly 20 years of experience in performing and teaching saxophone to undergraduate and graduate level students. In addition to teaching at TWU, Allen is currently the Director of Instrumental Studies /Professor of Saxophone at Brookhaven College in Dallas where his duties include teaching applied saxophone lessons, music appreciation, chamber ensembles, coordinating all music majors for recital performances and programming guest artists to perform on the Brookhaven Recital Series. Allen also is responsible for supervising all woodwind, brass and percussion adjunct professors at Brookhaven College and supervising all jazz and classical band instrumental concerts.
Allen has performed extensively with the East Texas, Mesquite, Garland, Las Colinas, Waco and the Dallas symphony orchestras – as well as the TAMU-Commerce Wind Ensemble, Richardson Community Band and the Camerata Woodwind Quintet. Allen has been a tenured member of the Dallas Wind Symphony since 1992 and has performed on 11 internationally released recordings with the group on both alto and tenor saxophones. Allen was a performer/composer/arranger for the Larry “T Byrd” Gordon Band for four years, performing music of various styles including rock and roll, jazz, country, and rhythm and blues. Allen is an active clinician and adjudicator state-wide. His professional organization affiliations include the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA), Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA), Texas Community College Band Directors Association (TCCBDA) and Kappa Kappa Psi – National Honorary Band Fraternity. Allen received his Bachelor and Master degrees from Baylor University, where he was a student of Dr. Michael Jacobson.