Mr. Daniel Crain
Crain has been a public school music educator and band director for 12 years. This
is his fourth year as a music teacher in the Shaker Heights City School
District. 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. In addition to his work in
Shaker Heights, Mr. Crain is also a Ph.D. candidate at Case Western Reserve
University where he attends part time.
Prior to his appointment to Shaker Heights, Mr. Crain
taught five years in the Mentor Public Schools where he was the head concert
band and assistant marching band director. Mr. Crain also taught middle/high
school band in Youngstown City Schools for one year and middle/high school band
in the Perry Local Schools in Massillon, Ohio for two years.
A native of Cleveland, Mr. Crain earned his Bachelor of
Music Education degree from Bowling Green State University in 2003 and his
Master of Arts in Music Education 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 full time teaching in Shaker
Heights, Mr. Crain has been involved with the Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony organization
for over 17 years. He has been humbled and honored to serve as the conductor of
the CYWS Group II Concert Winds since its inception in 2009, and grateful for
the opportunity to serve as Co-Music Director and conductor of Group I this
year. Mr. Crain has also been a performer and guest conductor with the Lakeland
Civic Band for nine years. He is also an active volunteer for the Ohio Music
Education Association where he served as the District VII Secretary/Treasurer
from 2013 – 2015, the District IV & VII High School Honors Festival Chair
from 2013 – 2014, and the Properties
Committee for the 2015 OMEA Professional
Development Conference in Cleveland.
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