"Are we tuba players because of the way we are, or are we the way we are because we're tuba players?"
-R. Winston Morris


Daniel Rowland is an active educator and performer. Currently, Mr. Rowland is Lecturer of Tuba/Euphonium at Valdosta State University and is Principal Tuba with the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra (Valdosta, GA) and Sinfonia Gulf Coast (Destin, FL).

Daniel grew up in New Windsor, Illinois and now resides in Valdosta, GA. He earned his Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Music Education at Millikin University and his Master of Arts in Music from the University of Northern Iowa. While studying at UNI, Daniel was awarded first alternate of the Collegiate All-Star Ensemble at the 2008 International Tuba Euphonium Conference. Daniel received his DM in Tuba Performance from Florida State University.

In addition to VSO and SGC, Dr. Rowland has played with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Northwest Florida Symphony, Albany (GA) Symphony Orchestra, and more. He has also performed in many high-caliber ensembles while pursuing his degrees, such as FSU's University Symphony Orchestra and Wind Orchestra - two of the leading collegiate ensembles in the country.

Dr. Rowland also has experience in a variety of chamber ensembles, varying widely in formation and style. He plays with tallaBRASSee, the premiere brass quintet in the Tallahassee area. He has played and performed with many other brass quintets throughout his career, as well as several other ensembles, including Florida State Chamber Winds. Dr. Rowland has also performed in several tuba/euphonium quartets and tuba/euphonium ensembles. Of particular note is the South Georgia Tuba Quartet and New Acoustic Metal Experiment, the latter of which is a "heavy metal" tuba/euphonium quartet that Dr. Rowland helped form. They perform their own transcriptions of heavy metal music and were selected in 2012 to compete on America's Got Talent (they unfortunately could not make the televised audition).

Dr. Rowland is an active member of the International Tuba Euphonium Association and organized and created the VSU ITEA chapter in 2014. He performs solo recitals, adjudicates, and conducts the VSU Tuba Euphonium Ensemble at various regional and international ITEA conferences each year.

Daniel is available for masterclasses, private lessons, performances, sectionals, and more. Please feel free to contact him at any time!