After graduating from Eastman (MM '00) as a mezzo-soprano with a classical degree, Danan Tsan took the logical next step: she joined the United States Army. After surviving basic training, Danan was assigned to the U.S. Army Field Band and joined the Soldiers' Chorus, later becoming lead singer for the same unit's rock band, The Volunteers. Danan toured for 5 years with these groups, including a memorable trip to Barrow, Alaska, a solo feature with the London Symphony Orchestra, and many features with the Chicago Pops, the Naples (FL) Pops, and the Cincinnati Pops. During the same time, Danan joined the Baltimore ska-punk band, 23 Skadoo, as lead vocalist and took the grungiest East Coast watering holes on a bender. She also provided lead vocals for a new age album by Annapolis based songwriter James Durham, Aeolian May. Danan is also a frequent performer with Syracuse Opera and is Associate Director of the Syracuse Community Choir.
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