Dan Catalanotto is a career performer, 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, and has performed in many pit orchestras playing 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, and 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 both faculty and students. He has also served as opera and musicals chorus director in many productions including Puccini’s La Boehme. Dan studied piano at Indiana University with Karen Shaw, and earned the Master of Sacred Music degree from Emory University in Atlanta, where he studied with Timothy Albrecht. He is married to Tina Catalanotto, a musician with the Washington Navy Band. They have two children, Mackenzie, 10 years old, and Sebastian, 8.