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Dannel Espinoza, Doctoral Candidate

Saxophone - Adjunct Professor



Doctoral Candidate, Saxophone Performance, Eastman School of Music

M.M. Saxophone Performance, Florida State University

B.M. Saxophone Performance, Arizona University


A native of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Dannel Espinoza is currently pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in saxophone performance at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY. He attended Northern Arizona University and Florida State University for his Bachelor and Masters degrees, respectively. As the baritone saxophonist of the Mana Quartet, he was awarded the Grand Prize at the Coleman International Chamber Music Competition. He has won solo awards at the MTNA national competition, Tuscon Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, Northern Arizona University Concerto Competition, and the Florida State University Concerto Competition.

Dannel Espinoza’s most recent projects include; a tour through China with the New Sousa Band, the second-annual Mana Quartet Workshop at Hot Springs Music Festival, Hot Springs, AK, and a residency in Vail, Colorado at the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival.  His primary teachers include, Jonathan Bergeron, Patrick Meighan, and Chien-Kwan Lin.  Dannel is a Rico Performing Artist and plays on RooPads.

Courses Taught

MUS 1018 Applied Saxophone