John M. Allemeier received his Ph.D. in Composition from the University of Iowa, his Master of Music in Composition from Northwestern University and his Bachelor of Music in Performance from Augustana College. At the University of Iowa, Mr. Allemeier received the Henry and Parker Peltzer Fellowship Award for Excellence in Composition. He has studied composition with David K. Gompper, D. Martin Jenni, M William Karlins, and Michael Pisaro. Mr. Allemeier has studied in Europe at the 41st Internationalen Ferienkurse fuer Neue Music in Darmstadt, Germany and the 6th International Composition Course in Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic.
Mr. Allemeier's music has been programmed on such international venues as Russia-America: Music of the XXI Century - Moscow Conservatory, the Seoul International Computer Music Festival, the 7th Brazilian Symposium on Computer Music, on national conferences of the Society of Composers, the Society for Electro Acoustic Music in the United States, at regional conferences of the College Music Society and the Society of Composers.
His music has been recognized by the Ibla Foundation European Publishers with honorable mention in the ASCAP Foundation/Rudolf Nissim Composers Competition and ASCAP Standard Awards. He has received supporting grants from Marshall University and the University of Iowa Fine Arts Council.
He has taught at Marshall University and the University of Iowa and currently lives in Wiesbaden, Germany.