Dan Allcott

Dan Allcott

Dan Allcott is a well-known cello teacher, performer, and a conductor
in the Southeastern United States. For 10 years he was on the faculty
of Cellospeak, a workshop for adult amateurs, where he taught chamber
groups, private lessons, and frequently conducted faculty and student
cello ensembles. He serves on the faculty of the Tennessee Cello
Workshop in Knoxville each year, where in addition to teaching and
performing, he conducts the cello orchestra of over 70 players. Dan is
Professor of Music and Director of Orchestra Studies at Tennessee Tech
University and is a past president of the Tennessee chapter of the
American String Teachers Association. He has presented at the national
ASTA conference and his research in the area of Sensory Integration
and String Playing was featured in the July 2013 issue of Strad
Magazine. A summer resident of Eastport, Maine, he has frequently
performed as orchestral soloist, and in chamber and solo works in
Eastport and other Downeast venues. From 2013-2018 he served as
conductor and Artistic Advisor to Eastport Strings at the Eastport
Arts Center.

Mr. Allcott studied cello with Janos Starker, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, and
Helga Winold at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.
While there he also held the position of Associate Instructor of
Conducting. For 10 years he was Music Director of Atlanta Ballet and
is now Music Director of the Bryan Symphony and the Oak Ridge Symphony
in Tennessee.

Instruction date:

July 11-15