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Daniel Ferri

Adjunct Faculty, School of Music

Dan Ferri has performed throughout the world as a saxophonist with Royal Caribbean Cruiselines, and in the U.S. with orchestras and regional theaters, including the Naples Philharmonic and Orlando Philharmonic. He has played with Deborah Gibson, Michael Andrew, Tony DeSare, The Platters, The Four Tops and Broadway artists like Ashley Brown and Hugh Panaro. Dan has had the honor of studying with James Bishop, Dr. Jan Berry Baker, Greg Fishman and world renowned saxophonist Frederick L.Hemke. Dan also owns and operates DRF Music Studios in Maitland, FL, which he founded in 2006. The studio offers private lessons, master classes, workshops, instrument sales and repairs to the central Florida area.


  • M.M., saxophone performance, Northwestern University, 2004
  • B.M., music education, Stetson University, 2003

Course Topics

  • Applied Saxophone Lessons
  • Saxophone Studio Class
  • Saxophone Chamber Ensembles

Research Interests

  • Saxophone performance
  • Classical saxophone
  • Jazz saxophone
  • Woodwind repair
  • Music business and entrepreneurship in the real world


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