Dan Nebel is an accomplished French hornist, church organist, music director, and educator whose diverse career has taken him across the United States. Currently the principal horn of the Monterey Symphony and organist at Burns Memorial United Methodist Church, he served as a bandsman with the United States Air Force. Mr. Nebel regularly performs with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, New Mexico Philharmonic, and Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra and recently returned to his hometown to perform Mozart's Second Concerto for Horn with the Los Alamos Community Winds. Dan has performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and held positions with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, North State Symphony, and Fort Collins Symphony.
A lifelong advocate for music education, Dan has performed as a guest artist and presented masterclasses at several universities, including soloist performances of Eric Ewazen's Shadowcatcher and Jeff Tyzik's New York Cityscape with the Whitworth University Wind Symphony, San Francisco State University Wind Ensemble, and Chico State University Symphonic Winds.
Dan holds a bachelor’s degree with distinction and a performer’s certificate from the Eastman School of Music and a master’s from Wichita State University. Additionally, he is a NASM-certified personal trainer, a graduate of the National Personal Training Institute of Colorado, a 200-hour Yoga Alliance instructor, and is working on a Doctorate at the University of Northern Colorado specializing in postural studies of horn players. He enjoys hiking, backpacking, trail running, cycling, and rock climbing with his wife Erin in the beautiful public lands of the Western United States.
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