Daniel Spitzer



Area of Study

Chamber Music , Clarinet Club , Private Lessons , Workshop Leader

Career Highlights

B.M. Eastman School of Music
M.M. Manhattan School of Music

On the Hoff-Barthelson Music School faculty since 2010, Daniel has been a leading performer and educator in the New York area for several decades.  A longtime member of the American Federation of Musicians, he has performed with most of the area’s major orchestras, in Broadway pits, and at various summer music festivals. He has given masterclasses and performance-workshops internationally.

Since 2006, Daniel has been a member of both the Delaware Symphony and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, with whom he serves as Principal Clarinet.  In 2013, he joined the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra and is on the faculty of the Chautauqua Festival Music School. At the Chautauqua Institution he was honored to perform as soloist, playing Artie Shaw’s Clarinet Concerto.  He has performed numerous times with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the NYC Ballet Orchestra, and the American Symphony Orchestra. In November 2018 Daniel toured Cuba performing concerts with the Quintet of the Americas, and performed at the International Contemporary Music Festival in Havana.

Daniel has served as clarinet professor at the Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts, and has been on the faculties of the University of Mississippi in Oxford, State University in Starkville, and Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi.  Further, Mr. Spitzer has taught extensively at the elementary, middle and high school levels throughout the tri-state area, and maintains an active private studio.