Dan Allcott maintains a busy career as a conductor, cellist, and teacher.
He received a Master of Music in Cello Performance from Indiana University where he continued his Doctoral Studies in both the Conducting and Cello programs. He left IU to become Music Director of Atlanta Ballet, a position which he held from 2000-2010, conducting over 250 performances. He is currently Associate Professor of Music at Tennessee Tech University where he is Director of Orchestras and Instructor of Cello. He is also Music Director of the Bryan Symphony Orchestra and the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Recent guest conducting includes Asheville Lyric Opera, Omaha Area Youth Orchestras, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and various clinics throughout the Southeast. He continues to perform as a soloist and chamber musician and is cello instructor at the Southeast Chamber Music Institute, Cellospeak and the Tennessee Cello Workshop.
Allcott studied cello with John Ehrlich, Ann Martindale-Williams, Janos Starker, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, and Helga Winold. He studied chamber music with Michel Block, James Campbell, Rostislav Dubinsky, Josef Gingold, Franco Gulli, and Menahem Pressler.