Who Am I
DAN 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.
Previous collaborators include the Broadway legends Andrew Lippa and Kate Baldwin in masterclass and performance settings where Dan conducted Kate Baldwin in 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 King 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).