Dr. Daniel Abrahams
APO Assistant Conductor
Director of APYO Chamber Winds and Percussion
Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra/Arkansas Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Daniel Abrahams is Assistant Professor of Music Education at the University of Arkansas - Fayetteville. Prior to arriving at the University of Arkansas, Daniel taught instrumental music for 18 years in the Omaha Public School District where his ensembles received honors at district, state and national festivals. He has been a featured presenter at state, national and international conferences, and has contributed chapters in books published by Oxford University Press, Rowman and Littlefield, and GIA.
Daniel’s research interests include the teaching of conducting, and the use of reciprocal teaching in ensembles. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in music education from Temple University, a Master’s degree in conducting from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and a Ph.D. in music education from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He was a euphonium student of Charles Villarubia (Rhythm and Brass) and Jay Krush (Chestnut Brass Company), and studied cello with David Low, formerly of the Omaha Symphony.