Dan brings with him a wealth of experience with numerous organizations as a director, teacher, clinician, judge, composer, arranger, and participant.
Educated at West Chester University, Dan is an active recording artist and performer in the Mid-Atlantic Region, arranger and composer for numerous award winning marching bands and School Districts. Dan has served with many Universities, DCI and DCA Drum Corps, and WGI Indoor Percussion Ensembles as a Designer, Composer, Arranger, Teacher, and Consultant. In 1996, he founded Studio 1Percussion which is a facility dedicated to teaching the art of Percussion and currently teaches at the The Grace Pollock Center in Camp Hill. A DCA, MAPS, NJA, KIDA, and NY Federation certified percussion judge since 1990, Dan is also a highly respected clinician. He has presented for PAS, IARP, North Texas University, NJA, KIDA, and has been a columnist for SBO magazine and DCI Today. He is sponsored by Pearl Corporation, Sabian Cymbals, Evans Drumheads, and Innovative Percussion. He has served as percussion coordinator for two NBC Macy’s Day Parade, and in 1994 the NBC Today Show. In 2011 Dan was inducted as a lifetime member into the Pennsylvania Drum Corps Hall of Fame, has been inducted to the KIDA Hall of Fame, and recently in 2015 has been inducted into The World Drum Corps Hall of Fame. Dan is a published composer and has served as a consultant for PMEA District 11 Band Festival and the 2009 PMEA State Wind Ensembles and Concert Band Festival.
Dan was Director and Co-Composer for the music for the Q-Bots video game and is the Director of Percussion for the 2015 Baltimore Ravens organization. Dan enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife Leslee and two boys Aiden and Noah.