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Dan Allcott frequently performs in recital, with the Cumberland Piano Trio, and with Isotone - a new music group. In May of 2016 the trio and Isotone performed an evening of commissioned 21st works at Symphony Space in New York City. He is Artistic Advisor with Eastport Strings in Maine, where he performs and teaches each summer. Allcott received a Master of Music in Cello Performance from Indiana University where he continued his Doctoral Studies in both the Conducting and Cello programs. His teachers included John Ehrlich, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Janos Starker and Helga Winold.


A widely respected cello teacher, Allcott is Professor of Music at Tennessee Tech University. His students regularly attend festivals throughout the southeast (Sewanee, Brevard, Eastern Music Festival) and hold prominent positions in the youth orchestras and graduate schools and principal positions at All-State and regional festivals.  


A certified Suzuki instructor, Mr. Allcott is on the faculty of Cellospeak and the Tennessee Cello Workshop.  He is past president of the Tennessee chapter of the American String Teacher's Association.


He has presented at the national conference of ASTA, and his research in the area of Sensory Integration and String Playing was featured in the July 2013 issue of Strad Magazine.


Dan Allcott cello

Dan Allcott, cello

Tchaikovsky "Autumn"

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