Dr. Danielle Moreau is a percussion performer, music educator, and entrepreneur based in the United States. She currently serves as adjunct faculty at the University of New Hampshire and percussion specialist of the Westbrook School Department in Maine. An active artist, Danielle has performed with several ensembles throughout Arizona and the New England areas including the Phoenix Symphony, the Phoenix Theatre, the Portland Symphony Orchestra, and the New England Brass Band. She is also co-founder and percussionist of the Moreau | VanTuinen Duo, one of the only all-female percussion/low brass duos in the world.
Since 2017, the duo has performed as featured artists at several universities and conferences including the International Women’s Brass Conference, the Back Cove Contemporary Festival, Ithaca College, Central Michigan University, and the Asociación Española de Tubas y Bombardinos Festival in Madrid, Spain. As a strong proponent of new music, Danielle has expanded contemporary percussion repertoire through commissioning projects with composers such as Adam Silverman, Etienne Crausaz, Steven Snowden, James Grant, and Paul Lansky. This has resulted in 18 new works from 2015-2018, with five pieces to be completed and premiered in 2019. Danielle earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Music Performance from Arizona State University. Her culminating doctoral project, “Establishing a Percussion Jazz Ensemble at the Collegiate Level”, aims to provide educators with historical context, curricula, resource materials, and arrangements necessary for building and maintaining this unique group. She holds a Master of Music degree in Music Performance from Arizona State University and a Bachelors of Music degree in Music Education from the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Moreau is a member of the Percussive Arts Society and the College Music Society, and is an endorser of Black Swamp Percussion, Innovative Percussion, and Marimba one marimbas and vibraphones.