Dan Rubright, Director of Arts and Community Partnerships

Mr. Rubright is a guitarist, composer, educator, bandleader and artistic/managing director.  He holds a Master’s in Music, and for the last twenty years, he has been a member of the jazz faculty at Webster University in St. Louis, where he’s taught numerous classes as well as undergraduate and graduate jazz guitar students.  He is an in-demand guitarist and has performed with several of his own jazz, rock and “eclectic” ensembles. He has performed frequently with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, the Fox and Muny Orchestras, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, among others.  In 2001, he co-founded and managed Crossings Concerts with Melissa Brooks, Assistant Principal Cello with the SLSO.  Crossings was a non-profit music presenting and producing organization that created innovative concerts blending classical, jazz, folk, world and experimental music.  Crossings collaborated with some of the region’s top artists, including standout members of the SLSO, top jazz artists, and nationally known instrumentalists.  He has written music scores for an assortment of films airing in diverse venues regionally and nationally.  Mr. Rubright wrote the music score for the Emmy-Award winning PBS documentary, “Oh Freedom After While” which was broadcast nationally and featured Julian Bond as narrator. He is a published songwriter and his works can be found on iTunes. Mr. Rubright’s son, Aidan, is the best production of all and the joy of his life.
Email link: dan.rubright@grandcenterartsacademy.org