Madison Brass

Dan C.


Offering in-person instruction

Dan Cross is a trumpet specialist, teaching and performing exclusively on that instrument. Performing as principal trumpet of the Sheboygan Symphony and lead trumpet of local salsa band Latin Pride Orquesta, Dan is equally at home on-stage in a concert hall or in a nightclub. He also frequently performs with the Madison Symphony, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, and the Madison Jazz Orchestra, to name a few. Whatever style of music you like (or would like) to play, Dan can help give you the tools you need to rise to the next level: whether you want to begin playing, or you are almost ready for professional auditions. Get in touch with Dan right away to start raising your level of trumpet technique and musicianship! 


Chris S.


II have a Bachelor of Music Education degree from VanderCook College of Music 
and 17 years of teaching experience. I studied the Euphonium with Roger Rocco, 
former principal tubist for the Honolulu and Seattle Symphony Orchestras, and first 
call substitute for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. I have a Master of Arts degree from Radford University where I studied with composer Mark Camphouse. A published composer and an accomplished arranger and orchestrator, I orchestrated tracks on the CD’s for the Standard Of Excellence and Tradition of Excellence Band Methods and the String Basics Method, all published by Kjos. I also worked as music editor for Kjos where I contributed both arranged 
and original music for exercises appearing in the Standard of Excellence Book 3 
Comprehensive Band Method. I was an arranger on Martha Bassett’s Christmas 
album Magnificat. I later arranged it for her performance with the Winston Salem 
Symphony Orchestra. My music has twice received Reviewer’s Choice in The Instrumentalist Magazine and has been recorded by the Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra in Great Britain, and performed by the West Point Military Academy Band. I was twice selected 
for the New Music Symposium in Virginia and served one year as a judge for 
the Symposium. I work with students of all ages and love making lessons interesting with a variety of activities. I hope to cultivate an appreciation, understanding, and love of music that 
will bring joy for the rest of your life