Daniel Silver's expertise is in the area of classical music performance and teaching. Silver is the clarinet professor in the College of Music and has regular activities as master teacher, performer in solo, chamber music, orchestral and other settings. He is also served for his third and final year as the Chair of the Woodwind Area ending in May of 2018. His repertoire extends from the earliest classical styles to the present day. As a pedagogue, he has special interest in the cognitive aspects of skill acquisition, especially with regard to motor-skill and artistry. He has delivered clinics and presentations of the subject of efficient practice for athletes and musicians in settings ranging from music classes, master classes, professional golf association members and collegiate sports teams.
artist/performer in solo, chamber music and orchestral settings,teacher of clarinet and related instruments,chamber music coaching, graduate chamber music literature class, frequent clinician and master class leader, growing expertise in teaching skill acquisition for motor-control in music and sport
MUSC 4346 - Woodwind Pedagogy
Analyzes pedagogical techniques and philosophies of teaching wind instruments, and examines materials. Offered every other spring term. Same as MUSC 5346.
MUSC 5346 - Woodwind Pedagogy
Provides the knowledge and skills to teach woodwind instruments in both individual studio and collegiate class settings. Considers pedagogical techniques for all levels of instruction. Offered fall terms of odd-numbered years. Same as MUSC 4346.
MUSC 5666 - Chamber Music Literature: Woodwinds
Provides a stylistic-historical survey in various genres from Baroque era to present. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours. Offered fall terms of even numbered years.