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Daniel D'Addio

Connecticut Youth Symphony

Teaching Philosophy

Daniel D'Addio

As a teacher, I strive to shepherd students to a path of quality musicianship and artistry as well as nurture their personal growth with honesty, encouragement, and compassion. Additionally, I encourage students to actively participate in their musical discoveries through directed dialogue regarding skill development on their instrument and heightened awareness of their listening skills. In essence, it is my goal to create a teaching environment that promotes active student learning. 

About Daniel D'Addio

Daniel D’Addio is an Instructor of Trumpet and Chamber Music Coach at The Hartt School Community Division. He is also Conductor of the Connecticut Youth Symphony. He is a Professor of Music at Central Connecticut State University where he teaches trumpet and brass chamber music. Daniel D’Addio is a Yamaha Performing Artist.

As a trumpet soloist and chamber musician, Dr. D’Addio has concertized throughout the United States and Europe performing on concert series in New York, Chicago, Boston, Washington DC, Vienna, Geneva, and Salzburg. As a soloist, Dr. D’Addio was a prizewinner in the 1981 International Music Competition in Geneva, Switzerland and, as a chamber musician, in the 1989 Philip Jones International Brass Chamber Music Competition in Barcs, Hungary.

Dr. D’Addio has served on the faculties of the University of Georgia, Western Connecticut State University, the University of Bridgeport, Otterbein College, and the Neighborhood Music School. He has presented trumpet and chamber music master classes at universities throughout the United States.