Geri Allen (MA ’82) is a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow in composition for 2008. Currently Associate Professor of Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation at the University of Michigan, Allen holds a Master's Degree in Ethnom

 

Geri Allen (MA ’82) is a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow in composition for 2008. Currently Associate Professor of Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation at the University of Michigan, Allen holds a Master's Degree in Ethnomusicology from the University of Pittsburgh, where she studied with Dr. Nathan Davis, Dr. K. Nketia, John Blacking, and Dr. Bell Yung.