Dan Coffman joined the United States Naval Academy Band in 2017. Hailing from Oak Park, IL, Dan graduated from Indiana University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Music degree, where he studied with Peter Ellefson. He also studied with Larry Zalkind at the Eastman School of Music, where he holds a Master of Music degree and Performer’s Certificate.
As a member of the Naval Academy Band, Dan has performed at the Kennedy Center, The Catholic University of America, and the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts with the Brass Ensemble. Additionally, he completed a week-long residency at the University of Southern Mississippi with the USNAB Brass Quintet. During his time at Eastman, Dan performed throughout the 2016-17 season with Symphoria (Syracuse, NY) as well as the Rochester Oratorio Society. He was also a founding member of the Remington Trombone Quartet, which was named runner-up at the 2017 American Trombone Workshop and a finalist in the 2017 International Trombone Festival.
“As a member of a military band, I need an instrument that can keep up with a diverse range of environments. Whether I’m marching outdoors or performing onstage in a concert hall, my Edwards Trombone always allows me to feel comfortable playing at a high level while adapting to various climates, ensembles, and events.”