UW-Green Bay Music will present its first 360° Thursdays concert event of the academic year Oct. 2, featuring a trumpet performance from John Daniel, an Associate Professor of Music at Lawrence University in Appleton.
Accompanied by pianist Nick Towns, Daniel will present a lecture-recital of fresh perspectives, stimulating insights and virtuosic repertory. During the first half of the program, he will discuss and perform trumpet works he approaches in a manner inspired by the woodwind family of instruments. The second half of the recital is an homage to some great trumpet players, featuring works written to highlight their strengths.
Daniel received a Specialist in Music degree from University of Michigan, Master of Arts in Music from the University of Iowa, and Bachelor of Music from Ball State (Ind.) University. He has held tenured positions at Penn State University and Abilene (Tex.) Christian University and served as principal trumpet with the San Angelo Symphony Orchestra and Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra. He has performed with the San Antonio Symphony, Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra, Palm Beach Opera, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Music at Penn’s Woods Orchestra, and has substituted for Broadway revivals of Annie Get Your Gun and Gypsy. He has played recitals in South Korea, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, and throughout the United States. Daniel performs in the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra and in the Lawrence Brass. As a jazz musician, he performs with the Lawrence University Faculty Jazz Group and has appeared with numerous well-known artists.
The 360° Thursdays series features a diversity of performance styles designed to broaden attendees’ horizons and deepen their understanding of music. A component of UW-Green Bay’s 360° of Learning brand, the concert-lecture event helps students, faculty, staff and community members connect with music in more meaningful ways. Performances feature scintillating and provocative pre-concert discussions by a composer, performer or arranger. Attendees will consider a single aspect of music through multiple perspectives.
Each 360° Thursdays performance takes place at 6:30 p.m. in Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. Concerts are free but a $5 suggested donation is appreciated. More information on the series is available online. UW-Green Bay is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music. More information about UW-Green Bay Music is available online, on Facebook and on Twitter.