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Guest Artist: Daniel Birnschein

Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Daniel Birnschein began taking piano lessons at age 8 and received his first trumpet for his 10th birthday. He began his professional orchestral career his sophomore year of college. Birnschein holds a Bachelor of Science in music education as well as a Master of Music in church music with an emphasis in composition from Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. Since graduation, he has studied trumpet performance with Kevin Hartman at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and with former Canadian Brass member Ronald Romm at the University of Illinois. Birnschein is the former principal trumpet of the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra (2005-2015) where he appeared as a soloist three times. He is also the former principal trumpet of the Champaign-Urbana Symphony (2008-2009). In 2009 Birnschein returned to Wisconsin to join the faculty at Maranatha Baptist University as an Assistant Professor of music. He is currently the principal trumpet of the Wisconsin Philharmonic and the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra and the second trumpet of the Milwaukee Ballet orchestra. During his professional career, Birnschein has performed with Il Divo, “Weird Al” Yankovic, The Who, and Dennis DeYoung. He currently resides in Watertown, Wisconsin with his wife and five boys where he maintains an active teaching studio and is the adjunct trumpet instructor at MBU.

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