LCSO musician highlight: Danny Lopez


Lopez (second from right, with trumpet) and some fellow musicians.

Lopez (with trumpet and Santa hat) plays in the orchestra.

Trumpeter Danny Lopez is completing his first year with the La Porte County Symphony Orchestra, having performed with it since 2019. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Master of Music Degree from the University of Arkansas.

Danny is a trumpet instructor at Southwestern Michigan College and The Citadel, and band director at Lake Michigan College. Besides the LCSO, he is a member of Truth in Jazz Big Band, Jazz Assemblage Big Band, Elkhart Municipal Band, and Calle Soul Salsa Band. Danny is also a professional brass instrument repair technician at Quinlan & Fabish Music Company in Mishawaka.

Danny can often be found building his own instruments, listening to old records and spending time with his co-workers.

The LCSO salutes Danny Lopez!

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