Trombonist Lee Allen has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the San Diego Symphony. As acting principal trombone of the Las Vegas Philharmonic, he has performed with the Santa Monica Symphony, Riverside Symphony, San Bernardino Symphony, Long Beach Opera, Burbank Philharmonic, and Los Angeles Jewish Symphony. A Shires Performing Artist, Allen toured as a member of award-winning smooth jazz artist Brian Culbertson’s band in 2008. He is a founding member of the critically acclaimed MOMUS trombone quartet.
A dedicated and sought-after teacher, Allen is a member of the faculty at the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany. He has taught at the Oberlin Conservatory, University of Southern California, and Colburn School for the Performing Arts.
Allen earned a DMA and MM in trombone performance from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, and a bachelor’s of music education from the University of Kentucky. His primary mentors have included Terry Cravens, Dale Warren, Bill Watrous, and Per Brevig.