Allison Cowan, Music Director
Allison Cowan has been teaching and conducting orchestral music for 17 years, in both the private setting and public school system. While she was private teaching, Mrs. Cowan also had a successful career in the legal and investigative fields. She left those fields to complete her Music Education degree and licensure at MTSU in 2007 and entered the public school sector. Mrs. Cowan founded the Ravenwood High School Orchestra Program and the Centennial High School Orchestra Program in Williamson County in 2012. In 2013, she founded the Woodland Middle School Orchestra Program and became the chairperson of the 9-10 MidState Orchestra for MTSBOA . In 2014, Mrs. Cowan created the Centennial High School Guitar Program which has grown to be one of the largest guitar programs in the state. She served as the Orchestra Representative on the Executive Committee of MTSBOA from 2015 to 2017. Currently, she is the Director of Orchestras for Centennial High School and the department head for Fine Arts at Centennial. She is a member of the Tennessee Music Education Association, NafME, Middle Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association, and the American String Teachers Association. She has performed with the Indianapolis Symphony, the Nashville Symphony, the Bath Camerata in Bath, England, the Nashville Philharmonic, and the DePauw Chamber Orchestra. In 2017, Mrs. Cowan was named as one of the 50 Directors Who Make a Difference by School Band and Orchestra Magazine. Mrs. Cowan is excited about her role as Music Director with the Music City Youth Orchestra and is looking forward to a fantastic upcoming season!