Dan Barnard


Dr. Daniel Barnard is an award-winning composer, educator, and arts presenter. He holds a DMA in composition from the University of Kansas and other degrees from The University of Northern Colorado and West Texas State University.

Dr. Barnard is currently the Associate Dean for Cultural Affairs and Director of Bailey Hall at Broward College in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Before moving to Florida, he was the inaugural Director for a spectacular new performing arts center directly on the US-Mexico border in Brownsville, TX. And before that, he spent twenty years directing choral music programs at Western Nebraska Community College, Dakota Wesleyan University, and Penn State Erie, where he also directed a high-profile chamber music series.

He is a winner of the ASCAP/CMA Award for Adventurous Programming, the Phi Theta Kappa Excellence in Teaching Award, and his compositions have won numerous awards including first place in the Ithaca College Choral Music Composition and the Mt. Union College composition competition for sacred brass choir music. Several of his works are published by Imagine Music.

Dr. Barnard has led sessions at conferences of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals, Chamber Music America, and Performing Arts Exchange on topics including, “Long-term Curatorial Programming,” “Presenting World Music,” “Educational Outreach,” and “Job Search Strategies that Work.”