ALLEN BRINGS (b 1934 )
Allen Brings received a BA degree magna cum laude from Queens College, an MA from Columbia University, and a doctorate in theory and composition from Boston University. In 1962 he was a Naumburg Fellow at Princeton University, where he studied with Roger Sessions.
A pianist as well as a composer, Brings has performed in programs of music for piano four hands, with Genevieve Chinn, with whom he has recorded for Orion, CRI, and Centaur. He is also co-author of A New Approach to Keyboard Harmony, published by W.W. Norton.
Brings is professor emeritus of music at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, where he served on the music faculty from 1963 to 2002, and was coordinator of the theory and ear training program.