Background

MMusEd, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Daniel J. Farris is in his 18th year as Director of Athletic Bands at Northwestern University where he is responsible for conducting the "Wildcat" Marching Band and Concert Band, and teaching courses in conducting and music education. He has been the Assistant Conductor of the Northshore Concert Band since 2006. Mr. Farris holds degrees in Music Education from James Madison University and the University of Illinois.

Prior to moving to Northwestern, Mr. Farris served as Assistant Director of Bands at Illinois State University and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He was also the Director of the Walt Disney World Collegiate All-Star Band in Orlando, FL, and taught in the public schools of Minnesota and Wisconsin. Bands under his direction have performed at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Bands of America Regional and National Championships, the Dublin, Ireland St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and numerous bowl games.

Mr. Farris has been an active clinician, adjudicator and guest conductor throughout the United States and Canada. He is a member of the National Band Association, College Band Directors National Association, an honorary member of Tau Beta Sigma/Kappa Kappa Psi, and serves as a faculty adviser of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Iota Chapter.

News

Northwestern University Music in November

October 26, 2016

Northwestern University Music in May

April 21, 2016

Northwestern University Music in March

March 2, 2016

Northwestern University Music in November

November 3, 2015

Northwestern University Music in May

April 8, 2015

Northwestern University Music in March

February 27, 2015

Northwestern Music in November

October 21, 2014

Northwestern Music in May

April 16, 2014

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September 18, 2013

Northwestern Music in July and August

June 11, 2013

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Ensembles

Concert Band

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