Tennessee Valley Winds
Tennessee Valley Winds Erich Zimmerman, Director
Tennessee Valley Winds Tennessee Valley Winds - A Nashville/Murfreesboro Community Concert Band Erich Zimmerman, Director

Dan P. Pfeifer

Tennessee Valley Winds - Dan Pfeifer 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