Daniel Pendley is a Baltimore and Washington DC area freelance bass trombone player. His performance credits include engagements with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, Qatar Philharmonic, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Opera, National Philharmonic, Washington Concert Opera, Roanoke Symphony, Monterey Symphony, Maryland Symphony, Brass of the Potomac, Alexandria Symphony and Mid Atlantic Symphony. Daniel’s summer orchestral performances include engagements with the AIMS Graz Festival Orchestra, Music Academy of the West, National Repertory Orchestra, Spoleto Festival USA, Aspen Music Festival, National Orchestral Institute, and Chautauqua Festival Orchestra.
Daniel is an active pit orchestra musician in the Washington DC Musical Theater scene having been a musician on a myriad of productions at the Kennedy Center, Signature Theater, Olney Theater and many others. Other music experiences include performing with the horn section of the rock band The O’Jays, performing with the Pokemon Symphonic Evolutions, Video Games Live, Great Noise Ensemble of Washington DC and Wild Up of Los Angeles. He has recorded of the labels of Naxos with the National Orchestral Institute and Summit Records with the Washington Trombone Ensemble and has performed for the educational sample recordings produced by Alfred Music Publishing Company.
Daniel was a student of Dr. John Marcellus at the Eastman School of Music. Other major teachers include Randy Campora of the Baltimore Symphony, Ralph Sauer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Matt Guilford of the National Symphony.