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In 1962 Sanford Allen became the first black musician ever to become a regular member of the New York Philharmonic. His solo appearances with orchestras have included the Quebec, Baltimore, Detroit Symphonies and the New York Philharmonic. He served on the advisory panel of the New York State Arts Council and was also a member of the Executive Board of the Kennedy Center National Black Music Colloquium and Competition.
Mr. Allen has served several times as a jury member for the Sphinx Competition.
For more information about Sanford Allen, visit his bio page.