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A widely renowned pianist and composer, Allen Brings, Mus.A.D., felt connected to music from a young age and has strived to help others find the same passion throughout his prolific career. In 1955, he graduated magna cum laude from Queens College, City University of New York, receiving a Bachelor of Arts. After receiving a Master of Arts from Columbia University in 1957, Dr. Brings served on active duty in the U.S. Army for two years. During his army service, he was assigned to his regiment’s band after his superiors learned that he was musically trained. He became the conductor of the military band and continues to regard this time as a valuable experience at the beginning of his career. After this, Dr. Brings became a teaching fellow at Boston University from 1960 to 1962 and then completed postgraduate coursework at Princeton University as a Naumburg Fellow from 1962 to 1963. He completed his education in 1964 after receiving a Doctor of Musical Arts from Boston University.

Dr. Brings began his career as an instructor of music at Bard College in Annandaleon- Hudson, New York, from 1959 to 1960. Today, he is a teacher and associate director of the Weston Music Center and School of the Performing Arts in Weston, Connecticut, and holds the title of professor emeritus of music at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. Civically, Dr. Brings has been active with the Catholic Commission on Intellectual and Cultural Affairs. In his spare time outside of work, he enjoys playing tennis.

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