Dan Perkins is in his 29th year as professor of music and director of choral activities at Plymouth State University, where in 2007 he was appointed the first Stevens-Bristow Distinguished Professor.
He is music director of the Manchester Choral Society and Orchestra and founder and music director of the New Hampshire Master Chorale. He is co-founder, with Dr. Patricia Lindberg, of the Educational Theatre Collaborative and is a frequent conductor of the New Hampshire Friendship Chorus, which will perform under his direction in South Africa in 2020. He has worked as principal guest conductor for the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet in Hanoi and was also on the faculty of the Bassi Brugnatelli International Conducting and Singing Symposium in Robbiate, Italy. He is an international guest conductor and choral clinician with past engagements including Ecuador, South Africa, Chile, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Vietnam.
The upcoming season includes engagements in South Africa, Spain, Prague, Berlin, and the 42nd annual All New England Choral Festival at PSU which he produces and conducts. Perkins is also the director and pianist for Trio Veritas, a chamber music ensemble whose configuration changes with unique and varied repertoire. He holds the degrees Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music in Choral Music from the University of Southern California, and Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Brigham Young University. He continued his studies as a Fulbright scholar in Helsinki, Finland. While there, he worked as the associate conductor of the Finnish Chamber Choir and associate conductor of the Savonlinna Opera Festival Chorus.