About Me

Dr. Daniel Loudenback is Assistant Professor of Woodwinds and Pep Band Director at University of Mary.  Prior to his appointment, he taught applied saxophone at Odessa College and University of Texas of the Permian Basin.  As a performer, he has appeared as a soloist with the Midland-Odessa Symphony, the WTAMU Symphony, the WTAMU Symphonic Band, the UTPB Symphony as well as several high school bands and percussion ensembles.  Additionally, he has performed as an orchestral saxophonist with the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony, Amarillo Symphony, Lubbock Symphony (with the Joffrey Ballet), Midland-Odessa Symphony, and the Dallas Wind Symphony. He was a finalist and prize winner in 6 national and international solo competitions, winning the Grand Prize at the 2007 National Young Artists Competition and First Prize at the 2009 Entergy Young Texas Artists Competition. 

As a public school music educator, Dr. Loudenback was a middle school and high school band director, high school orchestra director, and held the position of Fine Arts Director for Ector County ISD.  Dr. Loudenback’s method book, “The Young Saxophonist: A Supplemental Method for Class Instruction” was published in 2011.

Dr. Daniel Loudenback received his Doctor of Musical Arts (2009) degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, studying with renowned saxophonist, Donald Sinta.  He received his Bachelor of Music (2002) and Master of Fine Arts (2006) degrees from West Texas A&M University, studying with Donald Lefevre.  Dr. Loudenback is a Yamaha Performing Artist and plays exclusively on Yamaha instruments.  He lives in Bismarck with his wife, Sarah and their sons, Luke and Connor.


Saxophones

Yamaha Custom EX Alto Saxophone, YAS-875EX
Yamaha Custom EX Soprano Saxophone, YSS-875EXHG
Yamaha Custom EX Tenor Saxophone, YTS-875EXS

Biography

​Current Position
Assistant Professor of Woodwinds, University of Mary

Past Positions
Director for Fine Arts, Ector County Independent School District
Adjunct Saxophone Instructor, University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Adjunct Saxophone Instructor, Odessa College
Orchestra Director, Odessa High School
Assistant Band Director, Midland High School
Assistant Band Director, Goddard Junior High

Publications
Contributor at BandDirectorsTalkShop.com
The Young Saxophonist, Published by NTune Music & Sound

Education
University of Michigan, Doctor of Musical Arts, 2009
West Texas A&M University, Master of Fine Arts, 2006
West Texas A&M University, Bachelor of Music Education, 2002

Primary Saxophone Teachers
Donald Dinta, University of Michigan
Donald Lefevre, West Texas A&M University
Harvey Pittel, University of Texas
G. Donald Loudenback, Daniel's Father

Competitions
First Prize Winner, Entergy Young Texas Artists, 2009
Grand Prize Winner, National Young Artists Competition, 2007
Finalist and Prize Winner, Heida Hermanns International  Woodwind Competition, 2007
Three-Time Finalist and Prize Winner, National Young Artists Competition, 1999, 2005, 2007
Finalist and Prize Winner, Entergy Young Texas Artists, 2005, 2009​

Daniel Loudenback