Brass Choir

Dan Flagg, trombone, holds a B.M. in Trombone performance from California State Universities, Northridge and Sacramento and a M.F.A. in Trombone performance with emphasis on 20th century chamber music from California Institute of the Arts. Principal teachers were Miles Anderson (Soloist, San Francisco Symphony and L.A. Philharmonic) Ralph Sauer (La Philharmonic) and Normon Bolter (Boston Symphony Orchestra). Dan's first orchestral job was won at 16 years old as Principal Trombonist with the Sacramento Symphony Orchestra then with the Pacific Symphony 5 years later. Dan played with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra in Maine for 28 years, is member of the Central Oregon Symphony in Bend, Oregon. As a freelancer, Dan has performed and recorded with many popular artists such as Engelbert Humperdinck, Glen Miller, Anne Murray, The Kruger Brothers, The Manhattan Transfer, Paul Stukey, Arlo Guthrie, Frankie Valle and many others. Most recently Dan performed a world premier of Grammy winning composer Christopher Tin's work, Seirenes. Dan has performed as a soloist and in small ensembles at the Holland Festival and the Olympic Arts Festival in Los Angeles. In recent years Dan has taken an interest in Jazz and is a founding member of Bend's own Summit Express Jazz band. Dan currently resides in Bend, Oregon with his wife Shelly who works at Central Oregon Radiology. He has two children, Michael and Sarah. In his spare time he enjoys the study of music history, building natural stonewalls, as well as cooking and gardening with his wife, Shelly.