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Dan Heasley

Jazz Faculty


Dan Heasley


Bachelor of Music - Youngstown State University

Jazz Studies

Dan Heasley, a 1986 graduate of Oil City High School, earned a bachelor of music degree from Youngstown State University on Clarinet and Saxophone in 1991. Upon graduation he worked as a sideman and later band master in the show bands backing the shipboard shows for Princess Cruises until 1998 when he located to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Currently, Dan Heasley is instructor of clarinet at Westminster College and instructor of saxophone at Grove City College. Dan also teaches at Duquesne University's City Music Center, where he teaches woodwinds and jazz combos and improvisation. He is a member of the Pittsburgh and Cleveland locals of the American Federation of Musicians and freelances as a woodwind doubler throughout the tri-state area. Some recent credits include performances with Barry Manilow, the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, Frankie Valli, Johnny Mathis, Nancy Wilson, The Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra, Todd Rundgren, and Petrizio Buanne among others.

Because of his skill as a woodwind doubler, Dan is frequently in demand in the Broadway show circuit, performing locally with Pittsburgh's CLO, many national tours and local productions. He also spent two and a half years with the national tours of "Sunset Boulevard" and "Beauty and the Beast." Recent credits include the national tours of "Wicked," "Motown the Musical," and "Newsies."

In his spare time, Dan enjoys activities with his children, nature and the outdoors, hunting and fishing, biking, yoga, gardening, and reading.

Dan lives in Harmony, PA with his wife, Siri, their two children, George and Ella, two cats, and a flock chickens!

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