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Dr. Dan Belongia
Professor of Music and Director of Bands
407 West Q Street
Russellville, AR 72801
BM - University of Miami
MM - University of Miami
DMA - Michigan State University
Recently Taught Courses
MUS 1631 - SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE
MUS 3281 - SEC INSTR METH/MAT I
MUS 3631 - SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE
MUS 3802 - PRIN/CONDUCTING
MUS 4281 - SEC INSTR METH/MAT II
MUS 4991 - SP: ADVANCED CONDUCTING
MUS 4991 - SP: CONDUCTING & REHEARSING
MUS 4991 - SP: WIND BAND REPERTOIRE
Daniel A. Belongia is professor of music and Director of Bands at Arkansas Tech University.
Previous teaching appointments include serving as a tenured faculty member of the
Illinois State University School of Music from 2005 – 2015, and as a public school
band director at the middle and high school levels in Florida and Texas. He holds
the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in wind conducting from Michigan State University,
where he was a Kenneth G. Bloomquist Fellow and served as teaching assistant in wind
conducting at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, where he earned the bachelor
and master's degrees in music education and performance.
As trombone soloist, he can be heard on the University of Miami Wind Ensemble compact
disk, New Music for Winds and Percussion, and he is conductor, editor, and producer of the Naxos “Wind Band Classics” recording Point Blank. His research has been published in the Journal of the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Wind Ensembles, the journal of The International Society for the Investigation and Promotion of Wind Music, the National Band Association Journal, the Instrumentalist Magazine, Keynotes Magazine, and multiple volumes of the Teaching Music through Performance in Band and Teaching Music Through Performance in Beginning Band reference series. He is a former marching member of The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, and was a performing member of the Star of Indiana, “Brass Theater” featuring the Canadian Brass. He has served on the staff of several
drum corps in a variety of capacities.
Dr. Belongia has presented concerts and clinics at diverse events such the regional
and national conventions of the College Band Directors National Association as well
as Bands of America Grand National Championships. He is an active guest conductor,
adjudicator, and clinician throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Professional
affiliations include the Arkansas School Band and Orchestra Association, the College Band Directors National Association, the National Band Association, The Conductor's Guild, the National Association for Music Education, Phi Beta Mu, and he is proud to serve as an Educational Clinician for the Conn Selmer Corporation.