Biographical Information

Dan Bukvich

Photo provided by Philip Vukelich Photography

Daniel Bukvich was born and raised in Montana, U.S.A., and has taught at the University of Idaho since 1976. He travels (reluctantly) throughout the United States and Canada as a guest composer, conductor, and percussionist in concerts with professional, college, high school, and grade school bands, orchestras, choirs, honor and all-state groups and has been known to appear (possibly as a result of physical threat to his person or family) at similar events in Europe and East Asia.

His teachers have been among the leading composers, conductors, and educators in the Western United States, and Bukvich has absorbed not only their philosophies on music but also their satisfaction with, if not complete desire for, professional and personal obscurity. In fact, he is infamous for being almost impossible to contact due to an extremely busy teaching and composing schedule and his refusal to communicate by any means more modern than face-to-face conversation.

His musical compositions and arrangements are performed by orchestras, choirs, bands, soloists, chamber groups and jazz groups around the world.

NOTE FROM THE WEBMASTER: It’s not that Dan doesn’t want to communicate online. It’s just that he really does have a very busy schedule. Here is a link to Dan’s 2011-2012 teaching schedule. If you need something, please don’t hesitate to contact me, the webmaster, at I would be more than happy to help you and get messages to Dan if needed.

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Dan Bukvich directing the University of Idaho Lionel Hampton School of Music Jazz Choir

Photo provided by Univesity of Idaho Photographic Services - Joe Pallen, photographer

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