Music Faculty - Allen Cohen

Music, Musical Theater
Allen Cohen

Allen Cohen, who teaches music and musical theater courses and conducts the Chorus, Chamber Choir, and Band at FDU, has been a professional composer, arranger, conductor, vocal coach, and pianist in New York City for years. Although his main interest is in writing concert music, which has been recorded on commercial CDs and played around the world, he has also written dance arrangements for Broadway musicals, scores for off-Broadway musicals and plays, and music for several films and many radio and television commercials. He has conducted three musicals on Broadway, and many elsewhere. Dr. Cohen has delivered scholarly papers at conferences in New York, Germany, and Hawaii; he is also the co-author of Writing Musical Theater (Palgrave Macmillan), and author of Howard Hanson in Theory and Practice (Praeger Publishers) and the popular children’s book That’s So Funny I Forgot to Laugh! (Scholastic), which has sold more than half a million copies.