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Dan Fretland

Guest Musician

Dan Fretland is an active freelance trumpet player in the Twin Cities area. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in trumpet performance and music education from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Arts degree in music education along with an administrative degree from the University of St. Thomas. His instructors have included David Baldwin, and former SPCO principal trumpet, Gary Bordner. Dan has performed with The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Minnesota Opera, San Francisco Ballet, Minnesota Dance Theater, ICE Ensemble, and Music St. Croix, as well as with solo artists including Josh Groban, Ben Folds, Johnny Mathis, Michael W. Smith, and Amy Grant. Dan has performed in the Los Angeles Contemporary Music Festival, the London Jazz Festival, and most recently with his brass quintet, The Stone Arch Brass, in Harbin, China’s International Music Festival