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Dan is one of the best arrangers in the barbershop world! He consistently produces fun and interesting arrangements that are easily singable. They're exactly what any group at any level would want!

Tim Waurick

Tenor, Vocal Spectrum, 2006 BHS International Quartet Champs

Dan's arrangements are unique, engaging, and are carefully crafted and tailored to the group he is writing for. His arrangements have a superb combination of musical artistry and fun showmanship that will play to the strengths of any ensemble!

Theo Hicks

Lead, Instant Classic, 2015 BHS International Quartet Champs; Director, Circle City Sound Chorus

Dan is a consummate musician who hears the attitude and mood of the piece he is arranging already in the voice of the performer before he writes the first note down.  My quartet has greatly enjoyed the pieces he has written for us, and have used them in shows and competitions to great accolade.  His is an artistic voice on the rise and deserves to be heard.

Mike Lietke

Tenor, The Committee, 2016 ILL District Quartet Champs

Dan's work on "Butter Outta Cream" is amazing. I know an arrangement is good when I love it. I know it's great when I'd wish *I'd* arranged it.

Adam Scott

Barbershop Arranger

The Sound of Illinois has had the pleasure to work with Dan on a number of arrangements over the last few years.  Every one of them has been outstanding!  He knows how to capture the essence of the song and give the performer a vehicle that will delight audiences. Dan is truly becoming one of the best arrangers in our Society.  HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

Terry Ludwig

Director, Sound Of Illinois Chorus

Dan recently arranged a song for my quartet, Interlude.  I have had custom arrangements done for prior quartets and choruses that I have been involved with, and this is one of the best experiences I have had working with an arranger.  Dan committed to a reasonable completion date from the outset and he finished ahead of schedule.  The final product is amazing.  Dan is a pleasure to work with, he was very collaborative, and he was able to make some small modifications in order for it to fit our quartet perfectly.  Dan is insanely talented and I have no doubt that he will be/is one of the premier arrangers in barbershop for many years to come!

Ben Mills

Barbershop chorus director, Tenor, ILL District Quartet Interlude

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