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Dan Atwood

  • Dan Atwood

    Position: Director of SFU Bands/Director of Center for Fine Arts/Assistant Professor of Music

    Department: Fine Arts

    Office: Fine Arts Building 217

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    About Dr. Daniel Atwood


    • BS Music Education,  Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    • M. MED  Music Education, VanderCook College of Music
    • Ph.D. in Education (Organizational Leadership), – Northcentral University


    Dr. Atwood is an accomplished educator, musician, and professional actor with over 20 years of experience, and has been working at Saint Francis since 2011.  As the Director of Bands, Dr. Atwood was responsible for creating a marching band program and resurrected the university pep band.  

    As an educator, Dr. Atwood has over ten years of teaching experience in Las Vegas, Nevada and Pennsylvania, and has served as Vice President and President for PMEA District 6.  

    As a performer, he has performed with the Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society, and with rock and roll legends including The Temptations, The Monkees, The Vogues, and many others.  In his professional acting career, he has appeared on the regional stage and on screen with other actors including Anthony Star, Eliza Dushku, and Seth Rogan.   

    Dr. Atwood is also a sought after clinician and guest conductor.  He has guest conducted several county and district band festivals in Pennsylvania, and has presented clinics for Music Educators Conferences in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, New Jersey, and Maryland.