Dan Tremblay is an active freelance musician, clinician and private trumpet teacher in Quebec, the Maritime Provinces, the State of New York, and Ontario. Dan divides his time between the Dan School of Drama and Music at Queen’s University and the Crane School of Music, State University of New York in Potsdam, where he provides trumpet instruction and coaches chamber ensembles. Dan is Principal/ Solo trumpet with L’Orchestre Symphonique de l’Estuaire (Rimouski), and plays regularly with the Kingston Symphony Orchestra, Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal, among others. He has been Principal Trumpet with Orchestre de la Francophonie Canadienne, National Academy Orchestra in Hamilton, and with McGill Symphony Orchestra. Dan was also a member of Alliage Brass Trio with Les Jeunesses Musicales du Canada, which received the Ménard-Pomerleau Award in 2006.
Since 2001, Mr. Tremblay is a faculty member of the Queen’s University Dan School of Drama and Music where he teaches trumpet and education classes such as Introduction to Choral and Instrumental Conducting, Advanced Instrumental Conducting, Brass Techniques and Methods, Wind Pedagogy, and is Head of the brass and percussion studio. Dan is an avid conductor and currently leads the Queen’s University Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra, Brass Choir and Trumpet Ensemble. He is also the Music Director of the Quinte Symphony in Belleville ON, a post he has held since 2015. He also serves as Managing Director and Host of the World Trumpet Society Seminar. Dan holds a Master of Music degree in Performance from McGill University and a Bachelor of Music in Performance from Université de Montréal. He studied trumpet with Russell DeVuyst, Jean-Luc Gagnon and Guy Archambault and studied conducting with Kenneth Kiesler (UofMichigan), Alain Cazes (McGill), Gillian Mackay and Jeffrey Renolds (UofT), Jean-Philippe Tremblay, and Gilles Auger (Conservatoire de Québec) among others.