Daniel Crain has been a public school music educator for 11 years. This is his third year as a music teacher in the Shaker Heights City School District located in Shaker Heights, Ohio. His responsibilities include: High School Symphonic Band, Seventh Grade Concert Winds, High School Jazz Band and Music Composition. Mr. Crain also assists with the Pride of Shaker Heights Raider Marching Band and the Seventh and Eighth Grade Symphonic Bands. Prior to his appointment to Shaker Heights, Mr. Crain taught five years in the Mentor Public Schools, Mentor, Ohio, where he was the head concert band and assistant marching director. Mr. Crain also taught middle/high school band in Youngstown City School District for one year and middle/high school band in the Perry Local Schools in Massillon for two years.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Crain earned his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Bowling Green State University in 2003 and his Master of Arts in Music degree from Case Western Reserve University in 2008. Mr. Crain has completed additional graduate coursework in conducting and music education at Capital University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Northwestern University. In addition to his responsibilities at Shaker Heights, Mr. Crain has been involved with the Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony organization for over 16 years. He has been humbled and honored to serve as the conductor of the CYWS II Concert Winds since its inception in 2009. Mr. Crain has also been a performer and guest conductor with the Lakeland Civic Band for eight years. Mr. Crain has been an active volunteer for the Ohio Music Education Association serving as the District 7 Secretary/Treasurer from 2013 – 2015, the District IV & VII High School Honors Festival Chair from 2013 – 2014, and on the Properties Committee for the 2015 Professional Development Conference held in Cleveland, Ohio.
Research Areas: Music Education