Allan Robert Petker is a published composer and arranger with more than 250 published works. His 5-volume work on conducting, “Choral Questions and Answers,” has become a staple in school curricula and for secondary resource material. His crusade to offer a cure for musical illiteracy culminated in the publication of the ADVANCE learning series. As a composer for hire, he has written numerous scores for live performance and has penned a number of original TV commercials which have appeared on the CNBC network. Allan holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from California State University at Northridge in music, specializing in viola (BA) and voice and choral conducting (MA).
Allan has been involved in the choral music publishing industry for many years. He joined the staff at Fred Bock Music Company in 1977 and is currently their Vice President of Publications. In 1989, he established his own company, Pavane Publishing, which publishes distinguished choral music and college-level course texts.