Originally from Gary, Indiana, Dr. Daniel McCloud earned his Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. In 2003, Dr. McCloud earned a Master of Music degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in Instrumental Conducting, and has completed a Doctor of Arts degree in Percussion Performance from Ball State. In addition to performing and conducting, Dr. McCloud is an active composer. He has received commissions from the World Saxophone Congress and from PBS affiliate, WIPB-TV at Ball State University, and has been fortunate to have more than 20 compositions published by Dutch Music Partners (http://www.dutchmusicpartners.com). Dr. McCloud is an Educational Endorser of Pro-Mark, a prominent percussion company, and is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP); Percussive Arts Society and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.