Hornist Allen Fogle is an active freelance musician and educator in the Los Angeles area. He currently performs as Principal Horn of the American Youth Symphony, and has performed with the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Santa Barbara Symphony, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, San Bernardino Symphony, Redlands Symphony, Riverside Philharmonic. Currently in demand as a recording musician for the Hollywood film, television, and video game industries, he has contributed to the recent scores for “Life of Pi”, “Jack Reacher”, “Gangster Squad”, “Ice Age: Continental Drift”, “Pacific Rim”, as well as many others, and can also be heard on recordings with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Eastman Wind Ensemble, Midnight Winds, and Canadian Brass.
In addition to orchestral playing and studio recording, he maintains a busy schedule of chamber music performances with the Los Angeles Horn Quartet, Midnight Winds Quintet, and Pacific Brass, including performances at New York’s Mannes School of Music, the Paderewski Festival, South Bay Chamber Music Society, “Music Under the Stars” Chamber Series, and as a finalist at the 2011 Coleman Chamber Music Competition. He is also a founding member of the Los Angeles-based contemporary music ensemble “wild Up”, which regularly commissions and premiers new works, and recently concluded a six-month residency at Los Angeles’ own Hammer Museum.
As well as maintaining a studio of private students, he has been on the teaching staff of Kendall Betts Horn Camp since 2008, served as brass coach for Harvard-Westlake Middle School, and frequently teaches as a guest artist at Harmony Project Los Angeles. Allen holds two Degrees in Horn Performance, including a Master’s Degree from the University of Southern California, where he was a recipient of the Vincent DeRosa Scholarship, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree from the Eastman School of Music, where he was a Howard Hanson Scholar.
His primary horn instructors include Peter Kurau, James Thatcher, Kendall Betts, and Lowell Greer. In addition to his performance schedule, Allen enjoys cycling, racquetball, reading brass pedagogy articles, and collecting film scores.