About | DAN GARMON
Dan Garmon is a NYC multi-instrumentalist, music director, arranger, orchestrator, and educator. He studied at McGill University's prestigious Schulich School of Music, and was the first to ever double major on two instruments in two different degree programs: classical piano performance & jazz drum set performance (graduating with distinction in piano). During his studies he had the honor of serving as the drummer for the internationally renowned McGill Jazz One, the school's premiere large jazz ensemble.
Dan has since performed around the continent with a host of brilliant performers including Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski, John Mulaney, Bonnie Milligan, and more. He was most recently MD/arranger for Tituss & Jane's Off-Broadway presentation of CENTER OF THE YOU-NIVERSE, recorded for Audible live at the Minetta Lane theatre. He was also music director/keys/conductor and Ableton designer for the most recent workshop of Dave Malloy's new dystopian musical DON'T STOP ME at Manhattan School of Music.
Dan's greatest passion lies in developing groundbreaking, poignant, provocative new works with a host of leading voices in the next generation of musical theatre writers, including Dave Malloy, Brian Lowdermilk & Kait Kerrigan, Oliver Houser, Nikko Benson, Daniel Emond, Angela Sclafani and many more.
In addition to working in musical theatre, Dan made it to the finals of the Joy In Singing International Art Song competition, playing collaborative piano with classical tenor Lucas Levy. He also sound designs & mixes live theatrical and concert venues, and mixes and masters a host of various recorded projects, including the GRAMMY™ award winning Steven Feifke big band. He is known for performing in an unusually diverse variety of musical contexts; he has performed as a solo classical pianist / chamber musician, in jazz combos and big bands, modern/neo-soul groups, pop punk & emo/screamo/mathcore bands, Indian classical music / tabla ensembles, John Zorn Cobra and other improvised music groups, extended-technique contemporary classical, and anything and everything in between. He was the drummer for the Brooklyn-based pop-punk band Original Sharks for many years.
For a more extensive description of his experience, please refer to his resume.