Dan is thrilled to return to Northridge!
Prior to this he was the Director of Choirs, Music Chair, Online Music Course Developer, Technical & Music Director for the school musical and also the Auditorium Director at Huntington North High School. For five years at the start of his career, he was Director of Choirs, Music Department Chair, International Baccalaureate Music Coordinator, Musical Director, Show Choir Band Director and Music Theory Instructor at Northridge. At both schools, his choirs have gained notoriety at both a State and National level as finalists and contest champions receiving “Gold” ratings and Grand Champions on various occasions including twice achieving the state All-Music Department Award.
He is one of the few directors in Indiana to have both a show choir and a concert choir in the Indiana state finals the same year. For four years, Dan was the Education Editor and Co-Creator of “Song in Motion” The Show Choir Magazine” covering all national and international aspects of show choir. In 2016 he was the Northeastern Indiana Excellence in Education Music Teacher of the Year.
Dan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications from Ball State University, and Vocal Performance and Music Education degrees from Indiana University. This school year Dan was named Huntington County Community Schools Secondary Teacher of the year, Indiana Teacher of the Year top 25, and also one of the Top Ten Indiana teachers of the year. With his wife, Heather and his “fur” babies, Lucy, Katze (pronounced “cat-sah” & Furmata: the Destroyer, they welcomed their first child, Bryant, this last February.