Dr. Daniel Sheridan

Clarinetist Daniel Sheridan enjoys a multifaceted career as a solo recitalist, orchestral and chamber musician, and music educator. He holds degrees in Music Education and Clarinet Performance from Oklahoma State University, The University of Akron and The State University of New York at Stony Brook, where his primary teachers were Babette Belter, Håkan Rosengren, Alan Kay and Daniel Gilbert.

As a solo recitalist, Dr. Sheridan has presented performances and masterclasses across the Midwest and Northeast, and has also performed at The International Clarinet Association's ClarinetFest.

As an orchestral musician, he currently performs as principal clarinetist with the Rochester Symphony Orchestra and Winona Symphony Orchestra, where he appeared as soloist in the Nielsen Clarinet Concerto in 2015 and the Mozart Clarinet Concerto in 2009. He has also performed with the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, The Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra, The Wichita Falls Symphony, The South Bend Symphony, The Richmond Symphony, The Akron Symphony, The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, and The Tulsa Ballet Orchestra. He has also worked as a freelance musician on Long Island, New York.

Currently, Dr. Sheridan is in his ninth year on the music faculty at Winona State University, where he also serves as department chair. Prior to his appointment at WSU, he also served on the music faculties of Cameron University, The University of Akron, The College of Wooster and The State University of New York at Stony Brook. He resides in Winona with his wife, Melanie, their two daughters, and four sons.


  • Bachelor of Music - Music Education
    Oklahoma State University 
  • Master of Music - Clarinet Performance
    The University of Akron
  • Doctor of Musical Arts - Clarinet Performance
    The State University of New York at Stony Brook

Courses Taught

  • Applied Clarinet
  • MUS 109: Intro to Music
  • MUS 120: Introduction to Music Theory
  • MUS 305: Conducting I
  • MUS 306: Conducting II
  • MUS 405: Advanced Rehearsal Techniques
  • MUS 425: Instrumental Ensemble Methods