Dan Inglis F00 is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, voice teacher, choral conductor, and arranger based in Easthampton, Massachusetts.
Dan's mission as director of the Hampshire College Chorus is to co-create a rigorous and engaging ensemble steeped in the vital progressive culture of the Hampshire College community, informed by the finest musical training available, to serve and inspire the College and the wider community. Dan maintains the busy Dan Inglis Voice & Piano Studio in Northampton and has long been a "recognized third-party instructor" for Hampshire College course credit. His voice students of all ages excel in pop, opera, jazz, folk, rock, classical, and musical theatre. He is the first and only Certified Master Teacher of Estill Voice Training in western New England, and bases his vocal pedagogy on an intimate physiological knowledge of the human voice.
As the director of music at First Church of Christ in Longmeadow, MA, Dan plays pipe organ, piano, and harpsichord; conducts the choir, youth choir, and bell choir; and collaborates with a rotating cast of musical guests. He is also a founding member of eminent choir the Illuminati Vocal Arts Ensemble. As a busy freelance artist in the Pioneer Valley, Dan has logged between 2,000 and 3,000 gigs. Recent projects include playing organ for rock band Matt Byrde, singing in opera choruses for The Scarlet Professor and Ìrìn Àjò, directing and writing scripts for the Pioneer Valley Chordsmen (a barbershop chorus), and directing music at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Northampton.
As a tenor soloist, Dan has appeared with his folk act, "Disappearing Railroad Blues,” Mak'hela: The Jewish Chorus of Western Massachusetts, the Amherst College Concert Choir, the Hampshire College Chorus, an acappella group, the Connotations, worship ensemble Part Fire Part Faith, progressive/left folk trio Red Valley Fog, and with his students in recital.
Dan has also served as musical director for Lander-Grinspoon Academy and for multiple musicals, including "The Pirates of Penzance," "Passion," and his original scores for the plays "Dreaming Inside the Lover’s Eye" and "Bind Their Wombs." His choirs and original jingles featured prominently on WGBY-TV's popular series "Together In Song" from 2011-2015, winning Top Performer in the Adult: Classical and Adult: Barbershop categories.
Recent and Upcoming Courses
The Hampshire College Chorus is a performing ensemble that teaches vocal and musical skills. It presents a wide variety of accompanied and a cappella choral literature in several performances throughout the year. Class covers vocal technique, musicianship and music literacy, sight-singing through movable do solfege, ensemble skills, and pronunciation in various languages. All students will be expected to spend 6 outside hours per week learning and preparing their music, creating simple voice recordings, writing a few 1-2 page papers, and participating in two or more performances. Students enrolling at the 200 level (by instructor permission) will also prepare more challenging music with a higher level of independence while 100-level class material is covered. The ability to sing on pitch is a requirement, for which auditions will be held on the first day of class. Otherwise, this course is open to all, and the ability to read music is not a prerequisite.