Alan Fey is a classically-trained percussionist, composer, arranger, and conductor who specializes in solo and chamber music. Based in Nashville, his primary focus is on the creation of new music, having been involved in the commissioning and world premieres of over a dozen works. Alan has performed in spaces ranging from the Zeitgeist Art Gallery to the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, and from conundrum music hall in Columbia, SC to Millennium Park in Chicago to Carnegie Hall in New York. In addition to live performances, Alan has contributed to sessions in Nashville and can be heard on the final track of Music for the Soul’s “Dignity” album.
Alan studied primarily with Chris Norton at Belmont University, where he earned his Bachelor & Master of Music degrees in percussion performance. He spent a year in Dresden studying with Bernhard Schmidt, timpanist with the Dresdner Staatskapelle at the Hochschule für Musik. A regular performer with ALIAS Chamber Ensemble, Alan has also performed with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Nashville Opera Orchestra, INTERSECTION, Paramount Chamber Players, as a concerto soloist with the Nashville Philharmonic and Belmont Symphony Orchestras, in various chamber settings, and as a soloist and clinician throughout the southeast. He has performed under conductors Giancarlo Guerrero, Hartmut Haenchen, Ekkehard Klemm, Kelly Corcoran, and Chris Norton.
Alan directed the Nashville premiere of John Luther Adams’ Inuksuit and was the Assistant Music Director and Rehearsal Conductor for two Belmont University Opera productions. His conducting instructors have included Michael Hurshell, Robert Gregg, Jane Warren.
Alan has arranged over a dozen works for solo voice, choir, percussion, organ, piano, double bass, handbells, and combinations of two or more of those. He recently completed a Latin requiem mass for a cappella choir, and is working on an English-language magnificat.
In January 2019, Alan was appointed as the Managing Director of ALIAS Chamber Ensemble. In February 2019, Alan was named as the Operations Assistant for the Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra. In May 2019, Alan was appointed Administrative Manager for Portara Ensemble.