Percussionist Dan Reifsteck loves to explore the different worlds of percussion and is passionate about performing new music. As a member of the quintet Lilith, Dan premiered and recorded works by composers including Shara Nova and Brad Wells in a program centered around the body. He was a member of Lawrence University's Percussion Ensembles that won the Percussive Arts Society’s World Percussion Competition in 2014 as well as the Afro-Cuban ensemble that won a Student Downbeat Award for Outstanding Performance in the College Undergraduate Latin Jazz Ensemble category. He was an intern with the Deep Listening Institute led by world-renowned composer Pauline Oliveros through Lawrence University's Conservatory Squared program. In the Fall 2014, he traveled to Pune, India to study tabla with Bharat Jangam for a semester.
As an instructor with the Lawrence Academy of Music, Dan has taught private percussion lessons, founded the Drumming Ensemble, and taught Ghanaian drumming and dance to students grades 3-12 at the Piano Odyssey Summer Camp.
Dan graduated from Lawrence University with a B.M. in Percussion Performance in the studio of Dane Maxim Richeson and will begin pursuing a M.M. in Classical Contemporary Performance at Boston Conservatory at Berklee in the fall.