Clarinetist Daniel Sheridan enjoys a multifaceted career as a solo recitalist, orchestral and chamber musician, and music educator. He holds degrees in Music Education and Clarinet Performance from Oklahoma State University, The University of Akron and The State University of New York at Stony Brook, where his primary teachers were Babette Belter, Håkan Rosengren, Alan Kay and Daniel Gilbert.
As a solo recitalist, Dr. Sheridan has presented performances and masterclasses across the Midwest and Northeast, and in July 2008 performed at The International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest in Kansas City, Missouri.
As an orchestral musician, he currently performs as principal clarinetist with the Winona Symphony Orchestra, where in 2009 he appeared as soloist in the Mozart Clarinet Concerto. He also performs regularly with the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra and has performed with The Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra, The Wichita Falls Symphony, The South Bend Symphony, The Richmond Symphony, The Akron Symphony, The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, and The Tulsa Ballet Orchestra. He has also worked as a freelance musician on Long Island, New York.
Currently, Dr. Sheridan is in his third year on the music faculty at Winona State University. Prior to his appointment at WSU, he also served on the music faculties of Cameron University, The University of Akron, The College of Wooster and The State University of New York at Stony Brook. He resides in Winona with his wife, Melanie, their two daughters, and three sons.
- Bachelor of Music – Music Education, Oklahoma State University
- Master of Music – Clarinet Performance, The University of Akron
- Doctor of Musical Arts – Clarinet Performance, The State University of New York at Stony Brook