Daniel has an MFA in Film from New York University and a BA in Communications from University of Wisconsin-Madison. After graduating from NYU, he worked in the film industry for over 30 years, including ownership of David Gordon Productions, a video production company. Among his work as producer, editor, and director are many documentaries on jazz, including Trumpet Kings with Wynton Marsalis, Piano Legends with Chick Corea, and Women in Jazz with Marian McPartland, as well as a documentary on immigrant musicians, The Spirit Travels with Linda Ronstadt.
I have implemented new systems to improve our enrollment procedures and our communication with our families.
Daniel is also an adjunct professor at Essex County College, teaching courses in English composition, film, and mass communication. As an alum of the Manhattan School of Music prep division, he has always recognized the vital role music plays in education and is delighted to be helping the Thurnauer School of Music thrive and grow.