Dan Salmasian is a Woodwind Specialist who performs throughout the South
Florida region. Dan performs professionally on the Saxophones, Clarinets,
Flutes, plus Oboe & English Horn. He grew up in South Florida and graduated
from FAU with BFA & MAT Degrees in Music Education. He was also the first
recipient of the “Ester B. Griswold Award” offered at FAU in 1980. Dan was
employed in the Music Department of FAU for 22 years teaching a variety of
courses and ensembles. He specialized in Jazz History and the History of
Rock & Roll.
Dan’s professional performing includes the Stan Kenton Orchestra, Ray
McKinley Orchestra, Tex Beneke Orchestra, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Jimmy
Dorsey Orchestra, and also with the local Marshall Grant Orchestra, among
Musical Theater credits include over 100 productions at many local
theaters consisting of The Maltz Jupiter Theater, Cuillo Theater of the
Performing Arts, and the Riverside Theater.
Dan is also currently the Musical Contractor for the “Maltz Jupiter
Theater” and also freelances as a contractor.
National Touring productions including “Phantom of the Opera”, “Annie”
(four different tours), “Sweet Charity”, “Cinderella”, “Bye, Bye Birdie”,
“How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying”, “The Producers”, “The
Color Purple”, “Legally Blond”, and many others.
Individual acts: Tommy Tune, Don Rickles, Hal Linden, Maureen McGovern,
The Temptations, The Spinners, Bob Hope, Tony Orlando, with others too
numerous to mention.
Classical credits over the years include the Treasure Coast Opera, Miami
City Ballet, and The Florida Philharmonic.
Dan is also very busy as a studio musician recording many different
styles of music ranging the gambit from Classical to Jazz.