Joe Allard AutographAbout this Web Site
This website is dedicated to preserving the legacy of a man who was both a wonderful teacher and person, Joe Allard. Due to time constraints, this web site will only be updated as new information and articles are provided and will remain fairly spartan in design.

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About Adam Michlin
Adam Michlin began his career with working for many years as a professional woodwind doubler based in the San Francisco Bay Area and has performed with a wide array of organizations including the Monterey Symphony, the California Symphony and the American Musical Theatre, San Jose as well as artists such as Melissa Manchester, John Pizzarelli, and The Manhattan Transfer. An expert in the pedagogy of Victor Morosco, Joe Allard, Daniel Bonade, and Vincent J. Abato, his primary instrumental training was as a long student of and teaching assistant to woodwind virtuoso Victor Morosco. Receiving his Masters of Arts in Music Composition from California State University, Hayward while studying with Jeffrey Miller in 2005, his work as a composer has been directed towards writing pedagogical music for young players and ensembles.

His work as a copyist and editor has been published by Phil Woods/Musique DuBois and Alan Shulman/Kalmus-Music Masters and he is currently responsible for the unpublished music of Alan Shulman and Paul Creston as well as ongoing collaborations with Phil Woods on compositions and arrangements for school string orchestras. His commissions and premieres for string orchestra music include Richard Sortomme, Brian Balmages, Steven Rosenhaus, Joseph Kreines and Phil Woods.

His viola and string pedagogy studies include work with Craig Mumm, Associate Principal Violist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Monica Biacchi, Assistant Principal Violist of the Naples Philharmonic. He has over 20 years of experience as a music educator including an almost decade long position as the Director of Orchestras at Barron Collier High School where he doubled enrollment and his orchestras received consistent unanimous superior ratings in the highest music classifications. He is an FOA Certified Adjudicator and founded FL-ASTA Viola Day in 2007, FL-ASTA BassFest in 2013 and FL-ASTA Viola Day Tampa in 2014.

Saxophone Soloists and Their Music by Harry Gee (Indiana Univ., 1984).

Contributions by:
Paul Lindemeyer Richard Tabnik Col Loughnan
David Demsey David Gibson and Saxophone Journal Roger Greenberg
David Liebman Kenneth Radnofsky Billy Kerr
Paul Cohen Brian Axelrod Edwin Riley
Evan Tate Victor Morosco  
Phil Woods Albert Hunt  

and especially: Debra Rhodes, née McKim.