Who Am I
DAN SANDER-WELLS is a music director, voice teacher, arranger, and author based in NYC. A graduate of Westminster Choir College, Dan holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and a Master of Arts in Teaching. Previous positions included serving as Resident Music Director (adjunct) for the Lyric Theater at The College of New Jersey and as Director of Choral Activities at Delaware Valley Regional High School. He has received multiple accolades and awards for his music direction from organizations such as the NJ Perry Awards, Bucks County Playhouse, and Paper Mill Playhouse. In addition, Dan received third place for the Dale Warland Award in Choral Conducting.
Most recently, Dan served as music director and music supervisor for the 50th anniversary revival of the Tony award winning musical "Raisin" (based on Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun) starring Freddi Walker-Browne with Phylicia Rashad serving as production consultant (Mar. 2023). Previous collaborators also include Kate Baldwin and Andrew Lippa where Dan conducted for Kate during her sold out show "Live Out Loud" at the Laurie Beechman Theater (Apr. 2022). Dan's arrangements can also be heard in the brand new show "SOULdiers" by Matthew Keaton which premiered as part of the New Works Theater Festival in NYC (Oct. 2022).
Not confined to music exclusively, Dan's publishing catalogue includes multiple collaborations with James Jordan (Conductor as Prism, 2017, The Moral Acoustic of Sound, 2018, Intonational Solfege, 2022) and with Frank Abrahams and Ryan John on Becoming Musical (2017, all published by GIA Publications).