Mr. Parasky graduated from Boston University with a Master of Music in Music Education and earned an undergraduate degree in Music Performance from Duquesne University. His private flute students have successfully auditioned for various honor ensembles, soloist competitions and workshops at the local, regional, national, and international level. He is an adjunct faculty member at both Westminster College (applied flute) and Duquesne University (flute choir).
Dan is a flute choir enthusiast and is a four-time guest conductor of the Mid-Atlantic High School Flute Choir. He conducted the 2021 National Flute Association's High School Flute Choir and is jointly conducting the 2022 NFA High School/Collegiate Flute Orchestra with Nicole Chamberlain. He performs as a founding member of the PM Woodwind Project - a flute and clarinet duo and has won competitions with the NFA and the International Low Flute Festival. Mr. Parasky is serving as the Flute Choir Coordinator with the NFA from 2021-2025 for their annual conventions.
Dan has commisioned the following works that will be premiered during the 2022-2023 season:
"Steel City” by Gareth McLearnon • 2023 • Flute Choir
“Three Sheets to the Wind” by Gareth McLearnon • 2023 • Flute Quartet
“Parable of Stars” by Gay Kahkonen • 2022 • Flute Choir
THE PITTSBURGH FLUTE CLUB NEWSLETTER • PITTSBURGH, PA • NOVEMBER 2013, VOLUME 7, ISSUE 11 “Rhythmic and Tonal Ambiguity in the Opening Flute Solo of Ravel’s Bolero”