Senior Sales Associate
Joined in

Keyboards, Print Music, Brass

Favorite Instruments

Trombone, Cello, English horn, French horn

Musical Interests

Romantic/Impressionist Music, Minimalism, Theory/Composition, Composing for Documentaries, Cirque du Soleil

Favorite Bands

Coldplay, Adele, Florence + the Machine, Lady Gaga, Cher


BM Music Composition from SUNY Fredonia


Senior Sales Associate

"Music is the expression of the movement of the waters, the play of the curves described by changing breezes." - Claude Debussy

About Me

Hello!  My name is Dan Isgar, and I'm currently a senior sales associate at Music & Arts.  I hail from Marcellus, NY, a small town outside of Syracuse, NY.  I'm a 2014 graduate of SUNY Fredonia, with a Bachelor of Music in Composition and a trombone performance concentration.

At Fredonia, I had the pleasure of studying composition with Dr. Rob Deemer, and trombone with Mr. Carl Mazzio, former principal trombonist of the Buffalo Philharmonic.  I have also had the opportunity to attend masterclasses given by well-known composers, such as Jake Heggie, Steven Stucky, and John Mackey.

I have an extensive knowledge of all things band and orchestra related, theory and composition, and am well-versed in the Finale music notation software.  I'm interested in romantic, impressionist, and minimalist styles of music.

Recently, I have enjoyed performances of my compositions by the Columbus State Trombone Choir, and a recent performance by the Univeristy of Wisconsin at Eau Claire Trombone ensemble at the Minnesota Music Educators Association Conference in February 2016.  To take a listen to that work, as well as some of my other music, please visit my personal website:

Currently, I'm pursing a Master of Science in Arts Administration at Le Moyne College in Syracuse!

I hope to see you in the store soon! 

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