Dan Hitchcock, Guest Faculty
Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Dan Hitchcock is a saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, and educator with a deep love for swinging jazz music. As a performer, Dan is currently a member of the Camel City Jazz orchestra, Envision, Aaron Matson Nonet, his own jazz quartet, and has performed with numerous groups including the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Columbus Jazz Orchestra Sweet Megg and the Wayfairers, Piedmont Triad Jazz Orchestra, Brandon Lee/Aaron Matson Quintet, Steve Haines Quintet, North Carolina Symphony Pops, Roanoke Symphony Pops, as well as studio work with various artists in and around central North Carolina. In the summer of 2019, Dan was selected as one of 8 semi-finalists worldwide to compete in the Michael Brecker International Saxophone Competition at the Red Sea Jazz Festival in Eilat, Israel. As an educator, Dan teaches private lessons in central North Carolina, as well as doing masterclasses and clinics at various colleges and high schools.