Dan P. Pfeifer,
a native of Louisville KY, has been a member of the Tennessee Valley Winds since 1991 and was elected to be Vice President of
the TWV Board of Directors in 2007. In 2008 he was elected President of the Board.
Dan earned a Bachelor of Music from Middle Tennessee State University (1983) and a Master of Arts in Audio
Engineering and Music Production from the University of Memphis (1987). Tuba is his major instrument, but he also
plays keyboards and mountain dulcimer.
Dan is a Professor of Recording Industry at Middle Tennessee State University and teaches courses audio
engineering, electronic music, and music production. Mr. Pfeifer also consults with companies such as Studer Professional
Audio, Automated Processes Inc. (api), National Public Radio, Turner Studios, Naxos Technologies, and others. These
consultations involved product development, console commissioning, operator training, and technical writing.
Prior to coming to MTSU, Dan worked in the music industry as an audio engineer and producer, working
with artists that include B.B. King, ZZ Top, Albert Collins, Al Green, and Jerry Lee Lewis. Dan also served as an
officer in the Memphis Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and was awarded their Premier
Audio Engineer Award (1991). Dan continues to produce and engineer music projects in a variety of genres since starting at
MTSU in 1991..
Dan has been a recipient of the Tennessee Board of Regents Academic Excellence and Quality Award (2001),
the MTSU Outstanding Teacher Award (1997), MTSU Creative Activity Award (2007), and the Recording Industry Outstanding
Alumni Award for University Service (1997). Dan served as MTSU Faculty Senate President (2003-04) and the MTSU representative
on the Tennessee Board of Regents Faculty Sub-council (2004-07).
Dan with the Tennessee Valley Brass Quintet