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Pianist, composer, and educator Dan Pierson directs MYA’s Jazz Orchestra Combo and Improvisation Class. The Chicago native received his B.M. in Jazz Studies at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana where he studied with Chip Stephens, Jim Pugh, Dana Hall, and Chip McNeil. During his time in Urbana, he performed frequently at local venues, maintained a private teaching studio, and served on the faculty of Illinois Summer Youth Music for three years.
After graduation, Pierson moved back to Chicago and has been actively performing and teaching.