Senior Sales Associate
Joined in
2014
Expertise

Keyboards, Print Music, Brass

Musical Interests

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

Education

BM Music Composition from SUNY Fredonia

Favorite Instruments

Trombone, Cello, English horn, French horn

Favorite Bands

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

Dan

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: chromogenesismusic.com

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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