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About Dr. Kris Danielsen

Kris Danielsen
Dr. Kris Danielsen
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Manchester, NH
Speaks: English
Instructs: Baritone, Trombone, Tuba
Education: D.M.A Boston University 2018 M.M. Umass Amherst 2015 B.M. The Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University 2010
Performance Experience: Freelance experience performing throughout New England on alto trombone, tenor trombone, bass trombone, euphonium, and bass trumpet; representative freelance experience includes performing with orchestras, wind ensembles, big bands, brass ensembles, and in musical and opera pit orchestras.
Teaching Experience: Private instruction for all levels and ages on trombone, euphonium, and tuba – (2004-Present)
Teaching Philosophy: Classical training focusing on instrumental technique and music reading, history, and theory. Special emphasis on preparation for honor band/all-state auditions.

Get to know Dr. Kris Danielsen

Dr. Kristoffer Danielsen is an active freelance trombonist and educator throughout greater New England. In addition to maintaining an extensive private teaching studio, Kris is on the faculty of Westfield State University and  has performed with the Albany Symphony, Cape Symphony, Portland Symphony, Eastern Connecticut Symphony, Handel Society, Moscow Ballet, Nautilus Brass Quintet, Massachusetts Chamber Players, Pioneer Valley Symphony, Windham Symphony, Keene Chamber Orchestra, and Keene Jazz Orchestra. Kris is currently the bass trombonist of The Valley Winds, an American Prize-winning wind ensemble based in Western Massachusetts. He can be heard on the Grammy-nominated recordings “Fantastique” (MSR) and “Johan De Meij: The Symphonies” (NAXOS), and has been a guest recitalist and masterclass presenter at Umass Amherst. Kris is also the founder of The Valley Bones, a low brass chamber ensemble based in the Pioneer Valley.

During quarentine, Kris has kept busy teaching virtual lessons and editing virtual ensemble performances for The Valley Winds, Smith College, Westfield State University, and others.

A native of western Massachusetts, Kris holds degrees from The Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University (B.M. 2010), the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (M.M. 2013), and Boston University (D.M.A. 2018). He has studied with Gabe Langfur, Greg Spiridopoulos, Toby Oft, James Olin, David Fedderly, and Steven Kellner. Kris has also attended the Spectrum Brass Seminar at the Bay View Chamber Music Festival and the Alessi Seminar in Eugene, Oregon, and served on the faculties of Westfield State University, Shepherd University Trombone Day, Northampton Community Music School, The Prindle School, and Belchertown Public Schools.

Dr. Kris Danielsen teaches at:
18 March Ave
Manchester, NH 03103
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