Educator and woodwind musician Dan Liptak is a recent graduate of the Hartt School, and currently teaches band at the Crossett Brook Middle School in Duxbury VT. Equally versed in Jazz, classical and contemporary music, Dan has toured throughout Europe, Asia, Canada and the United States . In November of 2016, he will be a featured clarinet soloist with the Eleva Chamber Players.
A love for new and challenging music has lead to dozens of premieres of new works for solo clarinet, concerto and chamber music by composers Judd Greenstein, Kenji Bunch, Erik Nielsen, Robert Carl, David Macbride, Sedar Mukahtov, Jessica Rudman, Erberk Eryilmaz and many others.
An active non-traditional musician, Dan leads the 13 piece contemporary jazz group, APEX Ensemble since 2013, performing instrumental music blending the lines between jazz, rock, funk, world music and chamber music. In addition to APEX, Dan also performs with new music ensemble TURNmusic and the Big Bang Bhangra Brass Band. Dan is an active private lesson teacher maintaining a studio at the Monteverdi School in Montpelier VT, in addition to teaching instrumental lessons, concert band and jazz band at Crossett Brook.
Dan lives in Moretown with his wife Kate Noyes Liptak, and their son, Logan.
Visit danliptakmusic.com for upcoming performances!