Daniel Grantham

College of Arts and Sciences: Music

  • Location: CPC 460
  • Phone: 937-229-3936

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Dan Grantham teaches lessons in trumpet, directs the trumpet ensemble and pedagogy class, co-teaches the brass master class, and performs in the faculty brass quintet.

In addition to teaching at the University of Dayton, Dan performs regularly with several orchestras including the Dayton Philharmonic, Peninsula Music Festival Orchestra, Blue Ash-Montgomery Symphony, and the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. He is the former principal trumpeter of the Lexington Philharmonic and second trumpeter of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. Dan has also performed with over twenty other orchestras, including the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra, Richmond Symphony, Kentucky Symphony, Louisville Bach Society Orchestra, and the Sinfonia Gulf Coast Orchestra. He has has toured Europe with the American Sinfonietta and Euro Brass ensemble.

As a soloist and chamber musician, Dan was a prize winner in six competitions including the National Trumpet Competition, the International Trumpet Guild Solo Trumpet Competition, and was a finalist in the Ellsworth Smith International Solo Trumpet Competition. He is a founding member of the Canterbury Brass Quintet, which won first prize in the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and the New York Brass Quintet Competition.

Dan received his Master of Music from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and is currently a doctoral candidate in trumpet performance and wind conducting at that institution.


  • Master of Music, University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music