Allan is the Outreach and Education Outreach Coordinator for Symphony Nova Scotia. He is a retired school principal of the Halifax Regional School Board and was a music educator for 18 years of his teaching career. Allan is also a percussionist and plays with the Halifax Concert Band, Chebucto Orchestra and Nova Sinfonia. He currently sings with the Coastal Voices Men’s Choir and the “Musical Friends” Choir on the Eastern Shore. Other than his passion for music, his interests include small boat building, canoeing, kayaking, hiking and cycling.