Dr. Allen Parrish is from Panama City, Florida and is the Director of Athletic Bands and Assistant Professor of Music at The University of Louisiana Monroe. Previously, he was Instructor of Low Brass at Jones College. He holds a B.M. in Music Education from Troy University, a M. Mus. in Tuba Performance from Pittsburg State University, and a D.M.A. in Tuba Performance and Pedagogy from The University of Southern Mississippi. Allen Parrish is an active performer, having recently performed with the faculty brass quintet at ULM (The Lagniappe Brass), the Louisiana Philharmonic Brass Quintet, the Meridian Symphony Orchestra, the Village Brass Band, and the Mid-America Tuba Quartet. He was invited by Barbara York – a renowned composer – to perform her Four Paintings by Grant Wood in a concert featuring her music. Allen Parrish has several compositions published by Cimarron Music His works have been performed at International Tuba and Euphonium Association (ITEA) conferences in Greeley, Colorado and Canyon, Texas. One of his tuba quartets has been reviewed for an upcoming edition of the ITEA Journal.