Visiting Instructor in Music
M.M. University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2011)
Dan Prindle is currently enrolled in the Ph.D. program in Music Theory at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he also earned his M.M. in Music Theory. He also holds a B.M. in Composition from the Berklee College of Music. As a scholar, Dan has presented his research in the field of music theory pedagogy at conferences at the University of Massachusetts, George Washington University (Washington, D.C.), and the University of Washington (Seattle, Washington). He is an experienced composer with a portfolio of over twenty compositions for various chamber ensembles, choir, and symphony orchestra. His Three Songs on Poems by ee cummings was performed in recital in March of 2008, and his one-act opera The Gift of the Magi was premiered by the Hartford Opera Theater in November of 2010. He also has extensive performing experience, having performed in over 1100 concerts throughout the northeast United States as both a bassist and cellist. Dan’s groups have won numerous awards and have opened for such acts as The Allman Brothers Band, The Jerry Garcia Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Wilco, Rusted Root, and Santana. Dan has also performed with the likes of Simon Kirke (of Free, Bad Company, Ringo Starr’s All-Star Band), Kurtis John (of The Last Goodnight), Jennifer Hartswick (of the Trey Anastasio Band), Sean Kelly (of the Samples), and Rex Fowler (of Aztec Two-Step). Also an experienced recording artist, Dan’s discography contains over 20 albums by independent and major-label recording artists including Frank Black (of the Pixies) and Mark Mulcahy (of the Miracle Legion).