Musician 1st Class Daniel Coffman
Musician 1st Class Daniel Coffman was born and raised in Oak Park, IL. He received a bachelor’s degree in trombone performance from Indiana University in 2015, where he studied with Peter Ellefson. In 2017, he earned a master’s degree and performance certificate from the Eastman School of Music, studying with Larry Zalkind.
Coffman played a large portion of the 2016-17 season with Symphoria (Syracuse, NY) and freelanced in the Rochester area. At Eastman, he was a member of the Remington Trombone Quartet, which was a finalist in the 2017 International Trombone Association Quartet Competition and was runner-up in the 2017 American Trombone Workshop Quartet Competition. Coffman can be heard playing lead trombone on CDs “Fly!” by Mitch Shiner and “Intercambio” by Wayne Wallace.
In 2016, Coffman auditioned and was selected for assignment to the U.S. Naval Academy Band. Following recruit training at RTC Great Lakes, he reported for duty as trombonist with the brass quintet, brass ensemble, marching band, and ceremonial units.