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Dan Cromeenes

Dan Cromeenes
Staff Accompanist

DAN CROMEENES is a versatile musician who has performed professionally as a countertenor soloist, choral singer, and piano accompanist. Originally from southern California, he studied piano and voice at Biola University. He received his Master's degree in accompanying at East Carolina University, where he made his countertenor solo debut with Capella Antiqua. After returning to Biola as Staff Accompanist for a few years, he joined Chanticleer for its 2005-06 season, singing concerts across Europe, Japan, and the United States. Dan continues to perform throughout the San Francisco Bay area both as accompanist and singer. He has played for Santa Clara University, West Bay Opera, Livermore Valley Opera, BASOTI, Santa Clara Chorale, Lamplighters Music Theatre, FOGG Theatre, and has worked as a freelance accompanist and coach. As a singer he has performed in various ensembles, including American Bach Soloists, Philharmonia Baroque Chorale, Clerestory, Pacific Collegium, San Francisco Renaissance Voices, and Bach Collegium San Diego. As a countertenor soloist he has performed multiple times with the Santa Clara Chorale, including Handel’s Messiah andIsrael in Egypt, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de confessore. With Marin Baroque he has performed Handel’s Dixit DominusOde for the Birthday of Queen Anne, and Utrecht Jubilate; Blow’s Venus & Adonis (Shepherd/Huntsman); and Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas (Sorcerer). Other solo performances include Handel’s Te Deum in A Major, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Bach’s Johannes-Passion, Charpentier’s Le Reniement de St. Pierre, new editions of Alessandro Scarlatti’s works with Arcadiana, and early music recitals on SCU’s Faculty Recital Series and at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church.  In 2014 Dan participated in the American Bach Academy as a countertenor soloist. When not onstage or behind a piano, Dan can usually be found either on a hike in the mountains or at home baking gourmet goodies.