Artist • Composer
Earlier in his career Allen was a member of the elite USAF Strolling Strings based in Washington, DC. His duties included entertaining at White House and State Department functions and touring worldwide. Later he played with the Sacramento Symphony and was Principal Violist with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra (Ontario).
Allen is a published composer. His works can be found in the catalogs of Oxford University Press and Bèrben of Italy. He has two sons. He and his wife are certified foster parents for the state of Ohio.