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Allen Gimbel was born in 1956 in New York City.

• 1978 - graduated from Eastman with High Distinction; studied composition with Samuel Adler and Joseph Schwantner
• 1982 – graduated from Juilliard where he received his doctorate as a student of Vincent Persichetti

Numerous grants and awards include:
• a Young Composers Grant and annual Special Awards from ASCAP
• the Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters
• grants from the Jerome Foundation and Meet the Composer
• a Yaddo residency
• a commendation from England’s Stroud Festival

Musical scholarship and related activities:
• has published articles and reviews in 19th Century Music and Notes
• has been a visiting lecturer at Princeton, University of North Texas, SUNY/Albany, Sacramento State University’s Festival of New American Music, and the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University
• currently writes on contemporary music for American Record Guide
• hosted a contemporary music show, "Music Now", on WXEL-FM, a National Public Radio affiliate for Southern Florida, January 2002-September 2005

Dr. Gimbel retired as Associate Professor of Music at Lawrence University’s Conservatory of Music in Appleton, Wisconsin in 1998 due to Multiple Sclerosis.

His music is published by Seesaw Music Corp., New York and Classical Vocal Reprints (Riverdale, NY).

Related Articles:
• "An Unstoppable Teaching Force", article written by Sharon McDaniel for the Palm Beach Post, October 27, 2002. *View Article*

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