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Allan Strong

Office: College Park Center 211 Bryan Campus

Phone: 979.209.7621

alan.strong@blinn.edu

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EDUCATION
B.A. in Ed. (Music), University of Nebraska at Kearney
M.M.E., Indiana University
D.M.E., Indiana University
M.Arch, Texas A&M University

 

ABOUT
Originally from Nebraska, Alan Strong has lived in Texas since 1989. He holds the bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and completed both the master’s and doctoral degrees in music education at Indiana University. He taught public school in Nebraska, including ten years teaching elementary music in Hastings, Nebraska. He left Hastings in 1989 to take a position at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, teaching undergraduate and graduate music education, with a focus on teaching the Kodály Concept of music education. At Sam Houston he also taught private organ and performed as organist or keyboard player for a variety of university choral and instrumental performances. In 1996 he performed as the organ soloist for performances of the Poulenc Organ Concerto in Huntsville, Houston, and the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) convention in San Antonio. In 2000, he left his teaching position at Sam Houston State to pursue architecture study at Texas A&M University, completing the Master of Architecture degree in 2003. From 2005-2010, he taught at St. Michael’s Episcopal School in Bryan, Texas, including both elementary and secondary level teaching. In addition to teaching, Dr. Strong has held various organist positions, including nine years at St. Mark’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral in Hastings, Nebraska and two years at the First United Methodist Church in Huntsville, Texas. Since 1992 he has served as organist/choirmaster at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Bryan, Texas where he currently holds the position of Director of Music.