Dave Allen has been directing Elder’s glee club since 1970. He is a founding member of the Seton-Elder Performing Arts Series (formerly the Seton-Elder Series at Eight) and also conducts the Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra. In February of 2011, Dave was honored for his 50 years as music director at St. William Parish. At that time, an anonymous Elder benefactor established a scholarship in Dave’s name. His is married to Carol, has 3 children - Colleen Schoenfeld, Kathy Ciarla and Mary Beth Heiland and continues making music for Elder, St. William and the larger Cincinnati community. The scholarship recipients are chosen on the basis of service to their church, the school and the community and involvement in the Elder Glee Club along with academic achievement.