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Musician 1st Class Daniel Arute

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A native of Dothan, Alabama, Musician 1st Class Daniel Arute received a Bachelor of Music Education degree in 2009 from Troy University, and Master of Music degree 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, brass ensemble, brass quintet and ceremonial units. In addition to his performance duties, Arute serves as Assistant Supply Manager and Public Affairs Assistant.

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