Dan Salmasian, Director

Member Since: 1972

Elected Director: December 2009




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 many others.

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.