Daniel Immel, D.M.A.
Adjunct Instructor of Music (Piano)
D.M.A., The University of Texas at Austin
M.M., Indiana University at Bloomington
B.M., Boise State University
Dr. Daniel Immel serves on the music faculty at Albright College as an adjunct instructor of piano technique. He is also an Associate Professor of Music at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Dan’s primary teachers have included Madeleine Forte, Luba Edlina-Dubinsky and Gregory Allen. His degrees in Piano Performance were conferred from Boise State University, Indiana University, and the University of Texas at Austin, and he received a Diploma from the American Conservatory in Fontainebleau, France and has coached in masterclasses with several artists, including Martin Canin, Nelita True, Jay Gottlieb, Philippe Entremont, Philippe Bianconi and Frederic Augessy. As a performing artist, Dan’s s solo and collaborative performances have led him to perform in the United States, Europe, Canada, and Russia. In 2017, he was Guest Artist-in-Residence at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece for a week of recitals and master classes. In 2015, he was invited to give a solo recital at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary. Dan was a finalist in the 16th annual Vienna International Music Competition and was also a 2nd prizewinner in the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition in New York. His collaborations include performances with the Cypress String Quartet, and saxophonist Todd Oxford at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, of which he appears on Oxford’s second solo CD, “Tango Magnetism.” The New York Concert Review praised his ability to “successfully transform himself from empathetic collaborator to independent soloist several times and rightly received equal billing.” Dan has also appeared with the Case Ensemble at Carnegie Hall and with the Kutztown University Wind Ensemble at the Kennedy Center. Additionally, he frequently lectures for the “Know Your Symphony” series in conjunction with the Reading Symphony Orchestra’s concert seasons.
In demand as a clinician, Dr. Immel has held previous teaching posts at Louisiana Tech and Washington State Universities. He specializes in the performance and research of twentieth and twenty-first century music. His recent series of lecture recitals on Ligeti’s Piano Etudes were met with critical acclaim.