Tiffin, Ohio – Tiffin University’s Cutting-Edge Commercial Music Studies Program is proud to announce that composer, producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Dan Myers will join Tiffin University’s Faculty of Music, teaching on recording studio production and engineering, film music, sound design and arrangement, and working with students in commercial music ensembles and the TU label.
“Professor Myers will provide our students with a very valuable perspective on his ongoing work in the music industry,” said Dr. Peter Holbrook, President and Director of Studies. “It truly exemplifies Tiffin University’s stated mission to educate students by linking knowledge with professional practice.”
“We are fortunate to have someone on our team with Dan’s vast professional credits,” said Brad Rees, executive director of arts programs. “It’s exciting that our students are working with Dan alongside them in our recording studio to produce original works. “
Myers composes for film, television, and the stage, and his original songs can be heard in major motion pictures, digital animated films, and network TV series. He has composed music for the animated series Kintoons, games and apps, and has co-produced original musical placements in TV shows such as Dancing With The Stars, Melrose Place (2010), Pawn Stars, Queer Eye, Real Housewives of New Jersey and many others. others, and has composed music for films including Hoodwinked Too: Hood vs. Evil and the award-winning film The After Party. His domestic trade credits include music for Toyota, Coca-Cola, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Chili’s, Ford Motors, Lowes and others.
As a singer and string player in the Lt. Dan Band – led by Forrest Gump and CSI-NY actor Gary Sinise – Myers had the privilege of fighting on violin with Charlie Daniels at the Kennedy Center, performing for UN troops in Afghanistan and Kuwait. , and made her new music debut at the Ravinia Festival.
His former band, Down The Line, have toured the country with legendary artists including Peter Frampton, America, Ben Folds, Marshall Crenshaw, Pat Benatar, The Gin Blossoms and others. Most recently, Myers recorded and toured nationally with his indie-folk group Stolen Silver and has been featured in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, American Way Magazine, and WGN.
Originally from Wisconsin, Myers received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from Western Michigan University and a Master of Fine Arts in Screen Music from Columbia College. He and his wife – singer, guitarist and actress Julie Dutchak – will move to Tiffin from their longtime home and studio in Chicago.