Daniel J Allcott, BM, MM
Dan Allcott (Professor of Music) is conductor of the University Orchestra and Instructor of Cello. In addition, he conducts the Bryan Symphony Orchestra at Tennessee Tech which features TTU faculty, students, and additional professionals from the Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga symphonies.
Professor Allcott can be seen regularly on WCTE's televison program BSO Backstage: A concert preview
Prof. Allcott studied conducting and cello at the world renowned Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he received his MM in cello performance and completed coursework towards his DM in both conducting and cello. While at IU he was appointed the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's Schmitt Conducting Fellow, and was named the first Herbert von Karajan Conducting Fellow of the American Austrian Foundation at the Salzburg Festival. His studied conducting with Thomas Baldner and Imre Pallo, and has conducted in master classes with Gustav Meier, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Gunther Schuller.
Prof. Allcott studied cello with John Ehrlich, Ann Martindale-Williams, Janos Starker, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, and Helga Winold. His chamber music teachers were Michel Block, James Campbell, Rostislav Dubinsky, Josef Gingold and Menahem Pressler.
He has been Music Director of the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra and Chorussince 2010 and was Music Director and Principal Conductor for Atlanta Ballet from 2000-2010 during which time he led over 250 performances with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra.
He is Artistic Advisor for Eastport Strings, serves on the faculty of Cellospeak,Tennessee Cello Workshop, and is the Past President of Tennessee's chapter of American String Teachers Association.