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Vincent Danner

Conductor

Vincent Danner

Biography

With a commanding energy, charisma, and easy authority in music of all styles and periods, Vincent L. Danner has performed with some of the finest orchestras and choral groups throughout the U.S. and Europe. Mr. Danner served as the Associate Conductor of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Conductor of the Memphis Youth Symphony, and has made guest conducting appearances with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and Greater Bridgeport Symphony Orchestra.

A native of Saint Louis, MO, Mr. Danner is currently a lecturer in conducting at the Baldwin-Wallace University in Berea, OH. He has also served as Visiting Professor of Music Education at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and Director of the Le-Moyne-Owen College Concert Choir, and has guest conducted and taught in various educational settings.

A committed music education and community outreach advocate, Mr. Danner led the Martin Luther King Community Chorus for the Memphis Symphony Orchestra's annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute and his educational program, From Africa to Memphis, received the Sally B. Parker Award from the American Symphony Orchestra League.

Mr. Danner holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting with additional studies in conducting and organ performance with James Kibbie from the University of Michigan. His conducting teachers included Gustav Meier, William L. Jones, Michel Singher, Priscilla Smith, and Antonia Joy Wilson.

Mr. Danner remains active as a clinician and freelance conductor and currently resides in Cleveland, OH.