Instructional Assistant Professor of Saxophone
office: MSM 176
office phone: (713)743-3322
address: 120 School of Music Bldg, Houston, TX 77204-4017
Saxophonist and educator Dan Gelok received his Bachelor's of Music Education degree from Indiana University and his Masters in saxophone performance from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He currently holds the title of Affiliate Artist in Saxophone at the University of Houston. His teachers include Otis Murphy, Lynn Klock, and David Baker.
Gelok has been featured in solo, duet, and quartet performances at the New England Saxophone Symposium, the North American Saxophone Alliance regional and national conferences, and Cape Cod's Falmouth Academy. He has given recitals in New Jersey, Massachusetts, Indiana, Texas, and Singapore, including being an invited soloist at Singapore's Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Commuter Concert Series.
As a performer of new music, he has worked closely with composers such as Zach Browning, Kawai Shiu and Zechariah Goh, recording and commissioning new works. In addition, he is a member of Echo Rogue Quartet, a group dedicated to the performance and proliferation of avant-garde chamber music for the saxophone.
As an educator, Gelok also maintains a private studio of students ranging in experience from beginner to the collegiate level. He founded and continues to serve as Director of the Houston Underground Saxophone Quartet Competition, an independent chamber music contest for high school students.