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Dan Partridge
Dan Partridge

Horn Instructor
Office: LH 243C

Daniel Partridge has been the horn instructor at Portland State University since 2016. An active performer and clinician, he plays regularly with the Vancouver Symphony, Chameleon Wind Quintet, and the Big Horn Brass; he frequently performs with the Eugene Symphony, Portland Opera, Oregon Ballet Theater, Portland Columbia Symphony, Newport Symphony, Northwest Horn Orchestra, and Sunriver Music Festival. He is also the horn instructor at Clark College in Vancouver, WA and maintains a small but select private studio of middle school and high school players. Dr. Partridge taught previously at Lower Columbia College (Longview, WA), Hofstra University (Hempstead, NY), Hunter College (New York, NY), Mannes College of Music (New York, NY), and for the Community Music program of the University of Puget Sound (Tacoma, WA).

He earned a PhD in music theory from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) and master’s degree in music theory and French horn performance from the Mannes College of Music, where he studied horn with David Jolley and Ranier DeIntinis. While in New York, he was an active freelancer, playing with the New Haven Symphony, Bronx Opera, New England Symphonic Ensemble, One World Symphony, and others. His woodwind quintet, Tessera, was the resident ensemble of the 2007 Scotia Festival in Halifax, NS. A native Northwesterner, he began his horn studies with then-Portland State faculty Larry Johnson and received his Bachelor of Music at the University of Puget Sound, where he studied horn with Rodger Burnett. He has also studied with John Cerminaro at the Aspen Music Festival. In addition to his performing and educational pursuits, Dr. Partridge is frequently in demand as an arranger, works as a Senior Music Editor at Oregon Catholic Press (OCP), is raising two daughters with his wife, Katie, and harbors a grumpy orange tabby cat named Ringo.