Dan Schwartz

Alfred Author-Dan Schwartz
(1940– )

Dan Schwartz is widely known throughout the U.S. as a choral composer and arranger. Over 100 of his chorals have been published through Alfred Publishing, Carl Fischer, Hal Leonard, Warner Bros. and other various publishing houses. Mr. Schwartz received his professional diploma from Teachers College, Columbia University and has pursued doctoral studies at Teachers College as well.

Mr. Schwartz, has 32 years experience as public school teacher, college instructor, clinician, adjudicator and professional pianist. During this period of time, he founded and directed the Jersey City State College Jazz/Show Choir and Manhattan School of Music Jazz Choir. He has presented teacher workshops at many colleges and universities including Villanova and Westminster Choir College. He joined the summer faculty of Central Connecticut State University from 1988 until 1995. Mr. Schwartz was the past National Chair of ACDA Jazz/Show Choir Committee from 1983-1995.

In addition to his past activities, he has managed to find time to have many columns published in the Choral Journal and is the leader of the Dan Schwartz Trio (piano, bass, drums) appearing in various New Jersey clubs and concerts. He is currently a member of the American Federation of Musicians, IAJE, MENC, ACDA and ASCAP, of which he has been the recipient of seven ASCAP Music Awards.