Allen Cordingley is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville where he teaches saxophone, directs Jazz 1, and coordinates the annual jazz festival. He is also a founding member of the Ensemble 135 trio, a dynamic chamber ensemble in residence at UW-Platteville that maintains a vigorous schedule of recitals and concerts in the tri-state area. Before joining the faculty in the fall of 2006, Allen was on tour with the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. The band toured the United States, Canada, and Japan performing more than three hundred concerts a year. Other jazz gigs have included performances with Wycliffe Gordon, Marvin Stamm, Frank Sinatra Jr., and the Sammy Kaye Orchestra. As a concert saxophonist, he has performed with Dubuque Symphony, Green Bay Symphony, Youngstown Symphony, and Madison Symphony. Allen holds degrees from Lawrence University and Youngstown State University where he studied with Steven Jordheim, Marco Albonetti, Woody Mankowski, and James Umble.