Moving to Los Angeles in 2009 and has already broken into the film scoring scene as a fresh new voice to be heard. His compositions have been featured internationally, on television and in feature films. Directors and producers value his unique understanding of story, his collaborative disposition, and his dynamic musical range. Dan graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from the College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati. There he studied a variety of music styles and production skills. He is trained in composition, orchestration, conducting, performance, and sound engineering. He also attended the Aspen Music Festival Film Scoring program in 2009, having the opportunity to study with Jeff Rona, Jack Smalley, and Marco Beltrami. His early career as a jazz pianist led him to performances in Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean. He has been featured performing with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, the Kentucky Symphony, and with renowned singers Mandy Gaines and Nina Ferro.
Since relocating to Los Angeles, Dan has brought a professional musical voice to a number of independent feature films, short films, and web series. His three first feature film scores were completed in 2010, to be released in 2011. In addition, Dan is working on numerous web series as a composer including the much anticipated "FallOut : Nuka Break" series. He wrote the music for the commercial "Russell's Notebook" which won GoDaddy.com's commercial contest grand prize. He has also had pieces on television networks like MTV and NBC.
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