Visiting Assistant Professor of MusicSchambach Center 208
Danan Tsan is the interim director of choral activities and directs the College Choir and College Hill Singers. Her past directing jobs include the associate conductor for the Syracuse Community Choir and the music director and arranger for the Dream Freedom Revival, a political action performance troupe in Syracuse. She studied conducting under Constantina Tsolainou (SMU) and William Weinert (Eastman), after which she spent five years as an alto in the U.S. Army Field Band Soldiers’ Chorus.
Tsan’s performance career spans the genres of classical music, musical theater, and rock and roll. Her original songs have been played on radio stations since the late 1990s and have also been featured in independent films in the U.S. and Japan.
She has been the featured soloist for Symphoria’s Holiday Pops and the alto/mezzo soprano soloist for many oratorio, including Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s Mass in B Minor, and Lily Boulanger’s Psalm 80 (with the Hamilton College and Community Masterworks Chorale). She also plays the title role in Pushed Aside: Reclaiming Gage, an opera about the life of women’s suffragist Matilda Joslyn Gage.
Tsan also teaches at LeMoyne College as a vocal instructor and director of the LeMoyne College Singers and Chamber Singers. She earned her bachelor’s degree in vocal performance at Southern Methodist University and Master’s and Performer’s Certificate in Vocal Performance and Literature at The Eastman School of Music.
Recent Courses Taught
Group Performance: College Choir and College Hill Singers
The Fundamentals of Music
Aria Society of Syracuse Opera - board member, ASCAP
Appointed to the Faculty: 2018
M.Mus., Eastman School of Music
Performer’s Certificate in Voice, Eastman School of Music
B.Mus., Southern Methodist University