Originally from Ruidoso, New Mexico, Clay Allen is an American composer and pianist. Clay has studied composition at the University of North Texas with Kirsten Broberg, Andrew May, and Joseph Klein, and at West Texas A&M University with B.J. Brooks. His compositions have been performed across the United States and Internationally at festivals including SEAMUS, CICTeM in Buenos Aires, the Cortona Sessions in Italy, and the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival. Recent premieres include works for New Music on the Point, Charlotte New Music Festival, and a commission by Grant Bingham in conjunction with the duo solo foundation.