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About Dan Sipes

Dan T. Sipes (tuba) is an accomplished musician in many areas. As a soloist, he has performed in numerous states including New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Texas, California, and Illinois. He has performed with chamber ensembles at the Spoleto Festival, the Lucerne Music Festival, and on NPR. As an orchestral musician, he is the principal tubist with the Corpus Christi Symphony and has played with the San Antonio, Phoenix, North Carolina, Charleston, and Charlotte Symphonies among others.

Dr. Sipes teaches low brass, music business, and music technology at Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi. He has previously taught at the UT-San Antonio, Trinity University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Texas A&M-Kingsville, Western Carolina University, Appalachian State University, and Lenoir-Rhyne College. He has presented over 200 clinics at conferences in Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, Georgia, North Carolina, California, Washington, Oregon and Texas. P

rior to joining TAMUCC, he worked as National Sales Manager for Orpheus Music and as the Artist/Clinician for the Tuba Exchange. Dr. Sipes is currently a Performing Artist for the Buffet Group-USA/Meinl-Weston Tubas.


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