Professor Dan Kinkle
BA, MA, CSU, Chico and CSU Northridge
Building: PAC, Room 224
Department Position: Music faculty
Dan Kinkle attended CSU, Nothridge and CSU, Chico, (BA/MA), where he studied percussion with Joel Leach (CSUN), Barry Silverman (Los Angeles Philharmonic), and Stan Lunetta (Sacramento Symphony).
Dan teaches Music, Grades K-8, for the Corning Union Elementary School District. His assignment for CUESD includes Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Bands, Chorus, Recorder Ensemble and Classroom Music. Dan has been a Corning Elementary Faculty Association Teacher of the Year, CEFA Vice President, District Mentor Teacher, Middle School Student Body Advisor, Site Council Member, Grant Writer and Visual and Performing Arts Committee Member.
Dan is an adjunct faculty member at CSU, Chico, teaching Studio Instruction, Percussion Ensemble and Music Education classes. He is also a member of the newly formed CSUC Faculty Jazz Quartet, featuring Rocky Winslow, Grant Levin and Greg D'Augelli.
Dan teaches percussion lessons at Bernie 's Guitar in Redding, and also performs on a regular basis with: Swing City, Skyliners Big Band, Charles Valona Trio, Holly Taylor Trio, and The Linda Regan All-Star Band.
Dan has had the honor of performing with the following legendary artists: Sherri Lewis, Les Elgart, Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Smothers Brothers, Kathy Lee Gifford, Merle Haggard, Vincent Herring, Jose' Rossy, Dianne Reeves, Walt Blanton, Richie Cole, Rob McConnel, Ladd Macintosh, Don Menza, Mark Murphy, Gene Peurling, Brad Turner, Roger Emerson, Kirby Shaw and the Los Angeles Brass Quintet.
Dan has also performed with the CSU, Chico Spring Musicals, North State Symphony, (Principal Percussionist), Chico Symphony Orchestra, Redding Symphony, Renaissance Apollo Orchestra, CSUC Wind Ensemble/Jazz Express, University Recitals and the Alfred Loeffler New Music Symposium.
In November 2002, Dan performed and recorded under the direction of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer George Crumb at CSU, Chico.
Dan is a member of the California Teachers Association, California Faculty Association, and the Percussive Arts Society.