Professor of Music
Daniel Gordon directs the Symphonic Band and Saxophone Ensemble, instructs the saxophone studio, and teaches various classroom courses in music theory and history. He is the founder and director of the Adirondack Wind Ensemble, a group consisting of music educators and outstanding community musicians from around the Plattsburgh area, which has given two annual concerts since its inception in January 2002. Mr. Gordon also served as the music director of the Adirondack Youth Orchestra from 2001–2005.
Mr. Gordon is an active saxophonist as well as conductor. He was part of the saxophone teaching corps at the Domaine Forget International Summer Music Festival in St. Irenee, Quebec from 1997–1999, and has taught in residence at the Suomen Tyovaenmusiikkiliitto Summer Music Festival in Teisko, Finland since 2005. He has performed with the Frontier Saxophone Quartet, comprised of players from the North Country and Montreal, since 2003. His performance credits as a conductor or saxophonist include appearances at the Alice Tully Hall and Bruno Walter Auditorium at New York’s Lincoln Center, the American Embassy in Paris, the Circle of Fine Arts in Madrid, and several smaller sites in Spain, France, Finland, Canada, and the US. Mr. Gordon is on sabbatical the 2017–2018 school year working on some new music projects.