Brandon H. Allen has been with ZUMIX since 2012, teaching private voice and the Voces Ensemble. He is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, arranger and music educator living and working in the Greater Boston area.
With a starting foundation in gospel music growing up in church, Brandon went on to study classical and Negro spirituals, touring with The Boys Choir Of Harlem while still in middle school. There, he got to perform alongside greats like Kathleen Battle and Aretha Franklin. In high school, he performed alongside Whitney Houston on Good Morning America with the Talent Unlimited Chorus before moving to Texas and earning the 1st Chair Bass 2 position in the TMEA competition, earning him several scholarships to study classical music and opera.
While studying opera, he realized his passion was contemporary music (songwriting, production and business) and transferred to Berklee College of Music. There, he performed with Bootsy Collins, Patrice Rushen, Michael McDonald, the late John Blackwell Jr., Bobby McFerrin and many others while earning his degree in music business.
Along with teaching at ZUMIX, Brandon is a lead singer with Honey Train Music Services (Weddings & Corporate) and is currently working on his first solo EP. Look for his cover rendition of “Wind Beneath My Wings” to be used by Miss Massachusetts Elizabeth Pierre this December 2021 for the talent portion of the Miss America 2022 competition.