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Hochstein Strings Faculty - Dan Ketter

Instrument/Department: Chamber Music Connection
Joined Hochstein Faculty in: 2016

Daniel Ketter is currently working on a PhD in music theory and a DMA in cello performance at the Eastman School of Music. As Assistant Director for Music in the American Wild and Co-Director for Sunset Concerts of Rochester, NY, Daniel is committed to community-oriented chamber music, forming creative partnerships between artists and local organizations. He has been a classroom instructor for aural skills and music theory at Eastman since 2013, as well as a teaching assistant in Alan Harris’s cello studio. 

Some recent performance projects have included starting the Eastman Cello Ensemble, Sunset Concerts of Rochester, NY, and a summer tour of newly commissioned music celebrating the National Park Service centennial with Music in the American Wild, supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

He has a Master of Music in cello performance and pedagogy from the Peabody Conservatory and graduated with high distinction from both the Eastman School of Music (BM '10, cello performance) and from the University of Rochester (BA '10, mathematics).