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Director of Jazz Studies
Degrees and Schools
- Master of Music in Saxophone Performance, Youngstown State University
- Bachelor of Music in Saxophone Performance and Music Ed., Lawrence University
Allen Cordingley is the Director of Jazz Studies and professor of saxophone. Allen currently directs Jazz I and the Pioneer Pep Band. He also coaches several chamber groups including multiple saxophone quartets, jazz combos, and a large saxophone ensemble. Before joining the music faculty in the fall of 2006, he was on tour with the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. The band toured the United States, Canada, and Japan. Other jazz gigs have included performances with Frank Sinatra Jr., the Sammy Kaye Orchestra, Dave Holland Quintet, Bobby McFerrin and several cruises aboard Carnival Cruise Lines. As a concert saxophonist, he has performed with the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra, Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, and Dubuque Symphony Orchestra. Allen has also been a member of several saxophone quartets that have performed in France, Italy and China. Currently he is a member of QF saxophone quartet based in Madison, WI. He studied saxophone with Steven Jordheim, Marco Albonetti, Woody Mankowski and James Umble.