Christopher Allen

Youth Orchestra Faculty

Youth Symphony Conductor

Mr. Allen is the Director of Orchestras at Joe E. Newsome High School in Lithia, Florida. He has previously served as an adjunct faculty member at the Blake Fine Arts High School and has spent 6 years as an elementary music teacher in Hillsborough County.

Mr. Allen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Horn performance from the University of South Florida and is a member of the French Horn section of the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra in Fort Myers. Mr. Allen is very active as a freelance horn player and has played with the Walt Disney World Orchestra, Sarasota Orchestra, and The Florida Orchestra.

Mr. Allen currently serves as the Hillsborough County 11th and 12th grade All-County Chairperson and is a member of the Florida Orchestra Association, Florida Music Educators Association, Music Education National Conference, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.