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Allan Friedman

Instructor of Music
Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665
02 Biddle Music Building, Durham, NC 27708


Dr. Allan Friedman directs the Duke Chorale in addition to serving as the Director of Music at Judea Reform Congregation, as well as the Director for SONAM (Singers of New and Ancient Music).  He is a proud alumnus of  Duke University (T ’99) with a Music Major, including studies in South Africa with Ladysmith Black Mombazo, a Masters in Music Musicology from UNC - Chapel Hill (2001), and a D.M.A. in Choral Conducting from Boston University (2005) with a dissertation on Russian Jewish Choral Music. His training has included studies with Rodney Wynkoop, Susan Klebanow, Ann Howard Jones, and Joshua Jacobson. In his more than 20 years of conducting experience, Allan has delighted in making vocal music with people of diverse ages, backgrounds, and musical experiences. Other musical interests include teaching Music History courses for seniors, composing, and singing duets with his son, Daniel.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Instructor of Music · 2023 - Present Music, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Education, Training & Certifications

Boston University · 2005 D.M.A.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill · 2001 M.A.
Duke University · 1999 B.A.