The Juilliard School has announced the appointment of composer and administrator VIRGINIA ALLEN as associate dean for administration. Allen has taught conducting at Juilliard, co-founded and conducted the Juilliard Trombone Choir, and served as executive director of Juilliard’s Starling-DeLay Symposium on Violin Studies. She was the first woman conductor of the U.S. Army Field Band and The Soldiers’ Chorus in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Military Academy Band at West Point, the U.S. Army Forces Command Band in Atlanta, and the West Point Glee Club. Allen holds a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s in performance from The Catholic University of America, and is currently completing a doctoral degree at Teachers College, Columbia University.