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Musician 1st Class Daniel Arute

Musician 1st Class Dan Arute


A native of Dothan, Alabama, Musician 1st Class Daniel Arute received a Bachelor of Music Education in 2009 from Troy University, and Master of Music in trumpet performance in 2012 from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio. His primary teachers include James Zingara, Alan Siebert, and Phillip Collins.

Prior to his service in the Navy, Arute performed extensively throughout the Midwest, having performed with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Opera, Dayton Philharmonic, Southwest Michigan Symphony, Queen City Chamber Opera, Tacoma Symphony Orchestra, Ann Arbor Symphony, and numerous other professional ensembles. Arute maintained an active teaching studio as an instructor with Mason High School, and has performed with summer programs such as the National Orchestral Institute and the International Wind Orchestra.

Arute began his military music career with the U.S. Navy in 2015. After completion of Musician “A” school, he reported to Navy Band Northwest in Silverdale, Washington, where he performed with the brass quintet, marching and ceremonial units, and was a featured soloist with the wind ensemble on numerous occasions throughout Navy Band Northwest’s eleven-state area of responsibility and southwestern Canada.

In 2016, Arute auditioned and was selected for assignment to the U.S. Naval Academy Band. He reported to Annapolis in 2017 for duty as trumpeter with the marching band and ceremonial units, wind ensemble, brass ensemble and brass quintet. In addition to his performance duties, Arute serves as Brass Quintet Unit Leader, Operations Assistant and Bugler Coordinator, Transportation Coordinator, Band Historian, Morale Welfare and Recreation Coordinator. At the command level, he serves as USNA Casualty and Assistance Calls Officer Watchstander, and USNA Funeral Detail Administrative Officer.

Arute's awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards) and the Navy Good Conduct Medal (two awards).


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