Stanley Dahl

Stanley Dahl

Title: Senior Lecturer of Music
Department: Visual and Performing Arts
Office Location: Music Building 204
Phone: 641-628-7481


B.M. from Iowa State University
M.M. from Arizona State University

Areas of Expertise

percussion, music technology, Caribbean music, Flying Pans Steel Band, Percussion Ensemble.

About Stanley Dahl

Stanley E. Dahl is the director of the Percussion Ensemble and the Flying Pans Steel Band. He received a bachelor of music in music education from Iowa State University, where he studied with Michael Geary and Dr. Barry Larkin, and a master of music in percussion performance from Arizona State University where he studied with Dr. J.B. Smith and Dr. Mark Sunkett.  

As a clinician and artist, he has appeared at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, International Association of Pan Convention, Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference and the Iowa Music Educators Association Conference. He has also given numerous percussion lectures and performances at colleges, universities, high schools and elementary schools throughout the United States, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean.  

Dahl is past president of Iowa Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society and a member of the Percussive Arts Society World Percussion Committee. He is also director of the Des Moines steel band, Tropical Steel, and performs steel pan and vocals with the Caribbean-funk band, Jumbies. Stanley is a Pearl/Adams Regional Education Artist.

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