Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 1pm
Michael Allard, Conductor
Michael Allard is Orchestra Director for the Harmony Magnet Academy in Strathmore, California. Allard holds a Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin (1991), an M.M.Ed. from Florida State University (1978) and a B.A. from Colgate University (1976). Allard taught in Reno, Nevada from 1976-78 and is credited with founding the modern Las Vegas school system orchestra program (1979-87). He taught in the UT String Project from 1987-89 and at Punahou School in Hawaii (1989-91). Allard was tenured Associate Professor and Orchestra Conductor at University of the Pacific from 1991-2000. Allard has been honored for teaching by the Grammy Foundation, SBO Magazine, the U.S. Department of Education and Tulare County Office of Education. This is Dr. Allard’s sixth performance conducting at Carnegie Hall.