Prof. Daniel Neuenschwander
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Daniel Neuenschwander is currently in his third year as Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Kutztown University in Kutztown, PA. Daniel serves as the Director of the Kutztown University Marching Unit and the Spring Symphonic Band. In addition, Mr. Neuenschwander's responsibilities include teaching Studio Trombone, Instrumental Methods, Brass Choir, Introduction to Music, and Observing Student Teachers.
Most recently, Mr. Neuenschwander served as a Visiting Lecturer in Music with the University of Illinois Bands, where he served as Assistant to the Director of Bands under James F. Keene, as well as Assistant Director of the Marching Illini. Prior to his time in Illinois, Mr. Neuenschwander served as the band director at Canfield High School in Canfield, OH. While in Canfield, Mr. Neuenschwander was responsible for 2 concert bands, 2 jazz ensembles, marching band, teaching music theory, music history, and assisting with brass lessons at Canfield Village Middle School. During his tenure at Canfield High School, the CHS Symphonic Band was invited to perform at several music conferences, including as featured performer at the 2001 Ohio Music Educators Association (OMEA) State Conference in Columbus, OH. As a member of OMEA, he served as Chair of the District V Honors Project and President Elect of OMEA State District V.
Mr. Neuenschwander earned a B.S. in Instrumental Music Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a M.M. in Trombone Performance at the University of Akron. He has studied trombone with Elliot Chasanov, Edward Zadrozny, William Richardson, and James Wheat. As a performer, he has been a member of the Richmond (IN) Symphony, the West Virginia (Charleston) Symphony, The University of Illinois Wind Symphony, The Concert Band of Central Illinois, as well as having played with several regional orchestras in Northeast Ohio.
He has studied conducting with James F. Keene, Robert Jorgensen, and James Smith. Furthermore, Dan has served as an adjudicator, clinician, and guest conductor in Ohio, Illinois, and Missouri. He continues to work toward receiving an Ed. D. in Music Education at the University of Illinois.