Dr. Dan Turner ... musicdirector@greenvilleconcertband.org

Dr. Dan Turner was appointed Music Director and Conductor of the Greenville Concert Band in 2017. He is well known in the Southeast as Director of Bands, Director of Instrumental Activities, and Professor of Music at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. Dr. Turner holds degrees from Bob Jones University (B.S.) and the University of Illinois (M.S. and EdD) where he studied under such eminent musician-educators as Charles Leonhard, Richard Colwell, and band conductor Harry Begian. His university bands have regularly performed at regional and state educators conferences and his ensemble has appeared on tour in more than twenty states. As an advocate of new wind literature, he has been active in commissioning or premiering new works for band by some of the major young composers of our day, including Dan Forrest, Jess Langston Turner, Seth Custer, Josh Hummel, Sam Hazo, and others, and he has conducted national premieres of many new works, including Dan Forrest’s In Paradisum for choir and wind orchestra, A Basque Lullaby, and Good Night, Dear Heart; numerous works by Jess Turner including The King of Love My Shepherd Is, Concertino Caboclo for flute and wind ensemble, Fanfare: Through the Looking Glass, and the Southeastern premiere of the prize-winning Rumpelstilzchen. He has conducted such internationally renowned performers as trumpeters Barbara Butler and Charles Geyer, flutist Tadeu Coelho, saxophonist Kenneth Tse, and trombonist Matthew Vaughn. Dr. Turner has led band festivals in fifteen states, is the author of four books, and has been listed in Who’s Who in the South and Who’s Who in Education. His professional memberships include the National Association for Music Education, The South Carolina Band Director’s Association, The College Band Directors Association [CBDNA], and the prestigious American Bandmasters Association [ABA], the premiere professional band organization in the world. He is married to author Jamie Langston Turner, and they have one son, composer Dr. Jess Turner, and two fabulous grandchildren, Svanna and Kjell.