Composer Biography

Larry Daehn was born in Rosendale, Wisconsin, in 1939 and grew up on the farms of that state. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and his master's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. His 35-year teaching career consisted of teaching vocal and instrumental music in various Wisconsin schools, including New Glarus High School, where he directed for twenty-seven years and won numerous state and national awards. Currently, Daehn is a member of several music organizations, including MENC, Wisonsin Bandmasters Association, ASBDA, Phi Beta Mu, and the Percy Grainger Society. He as also chosen for Leaders of American Education in 1971 and was named Outstanding Bandmaster by Phi Beta Mu, Pi Chapter, in 1988. In addition to his composing and arranging project for concert band, Daehn maintains extensive research on the life of Percy Grainger. He is also the owner and operator of Daehn Publications, a company specializing in concert band music since 1988.


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Teaching Music Through Performance in Beginning Band

Works by Composer

As Summer Was Just Beginning
Country Wildflowers
Flight of the Hebrides
Old Irish Tune
Pioneer Songs
A Song for Friends
With Quiet Courage