Dan Kramlich

  • Professor of Music
  • Program Coordinator for Piano Performance, BM


  • DMA (Composition major, Music Theory minor) University of Houston
  • MM with distinction (Music Theory major, piano minor) Indiana University
  • B.A. (Music performance) Lebanon Valley College

Courses Taught

  • Music Theory
  • Piano
  • Composition

Additional Information

His varied professional compositional activities include a commissioned orchestral work for the Arkansas Symphony, major works for chorus and orchestra, a documentary film score, numerous chamber works (including a piece commissioned by clarinetist Dick Nunemaker entitled …For Two Bass Clarinets… recently released by AUREC Recordings), numerous commissioned sacred and secular choral works, over twenty-five published (by Hope Publishing) arrangements for handbells and piano, and several commissioned improvisatory works for Houston choreographer Joan Karff.

Dr. Kramlich served on the National Executive board of the MTNA, during which time he was chair of the MTNA National Composition Commissioning Program and competition.

A full-time member of the School of Music faculty since 1981, Dr. Kramlich is also quite active as a pianist as well, performing frequently in chamber recitals and other venues. Active in the community and the church, he is also the Music Director at Mission Bend United Methodist Church. His favorite extracurricular activities include racquetball, softball, and golf.