Dan Catalanotto is a seasoned minister of music, having served several Episcopal and Catholic parishes in Louisiana, Florida and Maryland. He is a conductor, pianist, organist and educator. He has performed and recorded with many outstanding ensembles, including the Tulane University Concert Choir, the New Orleans Opera Chorus, the Florida Boychoir, and the New Orleans Children’s Chorus. He has performed in pit orchestras for operas and musical productions. A leader in early childhood music and children’s choirs, Dan spent more than a decade creating the Cherubs Music Program for Pre-K through 1st graders. He formed and conducted the Grace Junior Choir, a 50+ voice children’s choir that sang many festivals and requested performances at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. He has served on the professional accompanying staff of the University of New Orleans, and Loyola University in New Orleans, performing many choral and vocal recitals with faculty and students. He has served as opera and musicals chorus director in many productions, including Puccini’s La Boehme. Dan studied piano at Indiana University and earned the Master of Sacred Music degree from Emory University. He is married to Tina Catalanotto, a musician with the Washington Navy Band. They have two children, Mackenzie, and 8-year-old Sebastian. Pohick Church warmly welcomes Dan and his family!
At Pohick, Dan directs the adult, children and youth choirs, as well as the Bell Choir. He is launching his Cherubs Music program in 2022 and will launch community-wide summer Choir Camps in 2023.