Mr. Dan Horstmann is currently the Director of Music and Visual/Performing Arts Department Chairperson at Fairfield College Preparatory School in Fairfield, Connecticut; Director of Chapel Music at Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola at Fairfield University, and Assistant Director of the Fairfield University Pep Band. Previously he was the Director of Music at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Shelton, Connecticut (2016-2023) , Director of Praise Project Choir and Ensemble at Fairfield University (2012- 2016) in Fairfield, Connecticut, as well as the Founder of Note The Way Music Ministry in Arlington Heights, Illinois (2010-2015). Mr. Horstmann has more than 15 years of experience as a church music professional, serving as parish/community music director, pianist, cantor, and percussionist. During the summer months, Mr. Horstmann is a faculty member for Fairfield Performing Arts Studio.
In 2016, Mr. Dan Horstmann received dual Bachelor of Arts degrees with an emphasis of study in both Music and Communication as well as Entrepreneurship and Catholic Studies.
In 2019, Mr. Dan Horstmann received a Master of Science in Music Education which continued his studies in music pedagogy and ensemble development from the University of Bridgeport.
While studying at Fairfield University, he performed with the Fairfield University Glee Club and the Chamber Choir. In addition, Mr. Horstmann has performed in the Jazz Ensemble as a percussionist and has composed/arranged pieces for each musical group. You can find Mr. Horstmann performing with a two local Connecticut based bands “The Benton Street Quartet” and “The Lionfish”. Please visit www.thelionfishband.com for more information.