Dr. Allen Teel

Dr. Allen Teel
Percussion & World Music
Instrumental Division Chair

WPAC 153

Dr. Allen Teel joined the Abilene Christian University music faculty in 1985 and currently serves as professor of percussion and world music. He is an active performer, serving as principal timpanist with the Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra and playing in numerous venues as a percussionist in orchestral, chamber music, musical theater, jazz, and world music settings. Teel performed as co-soloist with Robert Van Sice on the world premiere of Martin Bresnick's Grace: Concerto for Two Marimbas and Orchestra with the Abilene Philharmonic, and was a featured soloist with the Taegu (South Korea) Philharmonic Orchestra. He has performed and presented clinics at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC), PAS Day of Percussion events in Minnesota and Georgia, the Texas Music Educators Association Convention, and the Texas Bandmasters Association Convention. Additionally, Dr. Teel has presented papers, lecture performances, and panel discussions at PASIC, the College Music Society southwest regional conference, and the Texas Tech University Symposium on World Music.

As a member of the ACU music faculty, Teel teaches applied percussion lessons for majors and non-majors, directs the ACU Percussion Ensemble and Steeldrum Band, teaches percussion methods courses, and works with percussionists in the marching band, wind ensemble, and concert band. He also teaches courses in world music and serves as the director of the instrumental division. Dr. Teel is a graduate of West Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, and the University of Georgia.


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