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BA (Hons), MEd, PGCE, PGDip (Mus), MCCT

Alan is a Scottish conductor and composer based in London. A native of Aberdeen, Alan attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama from 2000-2005, studying composition with Dr Gordon McPherson and Rory Boyle and conducting with Alasdair Mitchell.

In 2003 he represented Scotland at the NABBC Conductor Competition following victory at the Scottish heat and also reached the quarter final of the 2011 European Conductor Competition in Montreux, representing the UK at this prestigious event.

Alan has worked with a number of bands in the UK and overseas, including the Aarhus Brass Band, Aveley & Newham Band, Bon-Accord Silver Band, Redbridge Brass and Tokyo Brass Concord. He previously conducted Regent Brass between 2006-2013, presiding over a very successful period which saw the band rise to the Championship Section, being crowned the London & Southern Counties Champions in 2013 and representing the south-east at the National Finals in the Royal Albert Hall. He returned to work with the band again in January 2021.

Alan is frequently in demand to judge at competitions in the UK and overseas and is a member of the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators. He is also an executive member of the Brass Band Conductor Association, acting as representative for the South-East. As well as working with brass bands, he conducts the City of London Symphonic Winds and is Head of Academic Music at the Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ school in Elstree.

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