Dr. Daniel Heagney graduated from Louisiana State University with a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Percussion Performance and a minor in Experimental Music and Digital Media. He also holds a Masters of Music degree from LSU and a Bachelor of Music from George Mason University.

Performance Experience

As an avid performer of contemporary solo and chamber music for percussion, he is consistently involved in commissioning, performing, and recording new works for percussion. Some of his recent performances have included the world premieres of Dave Molk’s loss, found (vibraphone), Lindsey Jacob’s Thought Echoes (vibraphone), Joe W. Moore III’s Eclipse, and No wind, no rain, just a subtle mist (vibraphone and prepared vibraphone, respectively), John Supko’s evening-length work All Souls (soprano, string quintet, piano, harp, synthesizer, two percussionists, and audio playback), Brett William Dietz’s broken (vibraphone), Voodoo Spells and Gris Gris (oboe, vibraphone, piano, and cello), Sanctus Bells (glockenspiel quartet),  Seven Refrains (flute and marimba), David Stock’s Four Corners (marimba quartet), and Peter Klatzow’s Six Concert Etudes for Marimba. The last of which can be heard on Daniel’s solo percussion album, Collision. He has performed and produced recordings of the percussion works of Dinos Constantinides, Brett William Dietz, Alan Hovhaness, Peter Klatzow, Stanley Leonard,  Steven Mackey, Rodney Sharman, and David Stock.

Teaching Experience

In addition to his work at Levine, Dr. Heagney is currently a percussion instructor and arranger at Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, Virginia. Previously, Dr. Heagney served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Louisiana State University and a Visiting Lecturer of Music at The University of Tennessee – Martin.

At Levine

Dr. Heagney joined our percussion faculty in 2022.

More About Dr. Heagney

Daniel proudly endorses Black Swamp Percussion, Marimba One Marimbas, Sabian Cymbals, and Vic Firth sticks and mallets. Learn more on his website.