Daniel Leavitt

Daniel Leavitt

As a well sought after trumpeter, Dan has performed with numerous recording artists including:

Andrea Boccelli
Diane Reeves
Michael W. Smith
Mel Torme
Mellisa Manchester
Bernadette Peters
Natalie Cole
Ray Charles
Johnny Mathis
Leslie Uggams
Charlie Pride
Lyle Lovette
Churck Berry
Dinah Shore
Sherry Lewis and Lamb Chop
Pearl Baily
The Ojays
The Temptations
The Four Tops
Dionne Warwick
The Irish Tenors
Neil Sedaka
Amy Grant
John Denver
Bob Hope
Charlie Daniels
Kenny Rogers
The Canadian Brass
The Moody Blues
Mannheim Steam Roller
Dave Brubeck
Phil Woods
Aaron Copland
Richard Stolzman
Andre Watts
Doc Severinson

Dan Leavitt and Michael W. Smith
Dan backstage with Michael W. Smith

He can be seen in the recently released PBS special 3 Mo' Divas.

Recent recordings with the Colorado Symphony, The Boulder Brass, Swing je t'aime, Rare Silk, Park Hill Brass, Denver Municipal Band and Colorado Chamber Orchestra


Performances with:
Colorado Symphony Orchestra
Denver Brass
Denver Municipal Band (1st Cornet)
Colorado Chamber Orchestra (principal trumpet)

Todmorden 513 by Markus Reuter
Colorado Chamber Orchestra (I'm playing solo Flugel Horn)

Denver Chamber Orchestra (principal trumpet)
The Central City Opera (principal trumpet)
Colorado Symphony Orchestra
the Mercury Ensemble
Boulder Brass
Opera Colorado
Colorado Chorale
University of Denver Faculty Brass Quintet
University of Wyoming Faculty Brass Quintet
Cherry Creek Chorale
Ars Nova
Alpine Chorale
Park Hill Brass Quintet (4 tours of France)
many more!

Touring Broadway shows/other
Phantom of the Opera,
Annie Get Your Gun
The Producers
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Peter Pan, and others.
Crazy Horse TNT Network Movie (alto horn)
PBS special 3 Mo' Divas


Denver Municipal Band PBS Special

The Mercury Ensemble (current music director/conductor)
Bear Creek Church (choir director)
Colorado Ballet
Inside the Orchestra/Tiny Tots (assistant conductor)
Metropolitain State University Symphonic Band
Cherry Creek H.S. Orchestra

2004-2012    Colorado Christian University     
Adjunct Faculty, courses taught:

  • Vocal Jazz, Computers in Music (Sibelius), Ear Training and Sight Singing III and IV, Scoring and Arranging, Director of Chamber Orchestra, Trumpet Pedagogy and Literature, Low Brass Pedagogy and Literature, Composing in the Romantic Period Style, Techniques of Improvisation

2007 Metropolitan State College                                                  
Adjunct Faculty
Studio Trumpet

1997-1999 University of Colorado                                                      
Graduate Assistant

Dan has published hundreds of arrangements for strings, brass and other ensembles which are available at www.peakviewmusic.com His arrangements and transcriptions have been performed and recorded throughout the world.

Dan has been married to Anna for 28 years. They have three awesome children. He is the founder and teaching pastor of The Gathering.


Daniel Leavitt


Dan and Anna Leavitt
Danny and the Better-half at The Gathering





wedding music for string quartet




wedding strings colorado


rock string quartet

Cloud 9 Rock String Quartet (Rock songs)