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Education & Community Engagement​

Jamie Allen has decades of experience connecting communities through the power of music. From developing award winning education programs to creating innovative community concerts and partnerships, both in the U.S. and Mexico, Allen knows how to create meaningful artistic connections for people from all walks of life. He has worked with major orchestras and opera companies; schools, school districts, and universities; local and state governments; and a wide variety of community-based arts and social service organizations.

Allen’s national leadership experience includes serving as the co-chair of the Education & Community Engagement committee for the League of American Orchestras, and as a founding member of the National Instrumentalist and Advancement Network.

Allen currently serves on the Boards of Directors for both the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra and the Suzuki Music Institute of Dallas.

Life, destiny, music, and God have given me the opportunity to meet people with a truly great social conscience. Jamie Allen is one of those people. I have witnessed, first-hand, the unparalleled organizational work he has done with the Young Musicians program in Dallas, which has impacted the lives of so many children and youth living in areas which are otherwise largely neglected.


Roberto Zambrano Artistic Director, Dallas Symphony Young Musicians Program

What Teachers have said about The Dragon Awakes
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