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 educator with the Lawrence Academy of Music, Dan taught private lessons and founded a Drumming Ensemble for high school students that performed original arrangements of contemporary music ranging from Punch Brothers to street bucket routines. In addition, Dan has experience teaching traditional Ewe drumming and dance to students grades 3-12 at the Piano Odyssey Summer Camp in 2015 and 2016.
Dan graduated from Lawrence University with a B.M. in Percussion Performance in the studio of Dane Maxim Richeson and is currently pursuing a M.M. in Classical Contemporary Performance at Boston Conservatory at Berklee.