Dan Rager

Dan Rager is an international award-winning composer and conductor in the field of wind and orchestral music whose work is used in over 165 countries. His accolades include awards from The American Composers Forum, The Continental Harmony Project, ASCAP, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, The Target Foundation, The Foundation Orchestra Association (FOA) and, the Arthur M. Kaplan Award to name a few. 

Dr. Rager earned his Bachelor’s & Masters Degrees in theory - composition & conducting from Cleveland State University and Doctorial credentials from Boston University. In 2013, the Buenos Aires Cultural Education Association and La Association de Amigos del Conservatory de Music Gilardo Gilardi presented him with an Honorary Doctorate for his work in the field of wind-bands. He is currently professor of music at Cleveland State University (OH).


Internationally, Professor Rager is in demand as a composer who annually conducts in Europe, Russia and Argentina. His compositions have been performed and recorded by the Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Frederick Fennell Symphonic Winds, Washington Winds, Keith Brion and the New Sousa Band, Apollo String Quartet, Brandt Brass and Saratov Philharmonic Orchestra (RU), State Radio & Television Orchestra of Moscow, Omsk Academic Symphony Orchestra of Siberia, Fox Valley Symphony (WI), Volga Wind Orchestra of Saratov (RU), Amsterdam Windorchestra (NL), Marine Band of the Royal Navy (NL), Band of Buenos Aires Penitentiary Service (AR), Norway Marine Home Guard Band (NOR), Conservatory of Music Gilardo Gilardi  Winds (AR) and countless orchestras, wind-bands and ensembles world-wide. In addition, many of his compositions are on state required contest lists’.

Compositions with Aamano Music

Argentine Dances  *Coming Soon*

Be Thou My Vision  *Coming Soon*

A Concert March

Peace Is

Russian Folk Suite  *Coming Soon*