Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra / The University of Utah
Danny Soulier currently serves as the Principal Timpanist for The Orchestra at Temple Square. He originally joined the Tabernacle Choir organization in 2000 and has enjoyed playing both percussion and timpani throughout his tenure there. He has travelled with them domestically and internationally which has allowed him the opportunity to perform in many of the great halls in the United States, Canada, and Europe, most notably: Carnegie Hall, the Berlin Philharmonie, and the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria. He holds degrees in percussion performance from both the University of Utah (B.M. 2003) and Cleveland State University (M.M. 2006) and has studied with Doug Wolf, George Brown, Matthew Bassett, Tim Adams and Tom Freer.
Besides concerts and weekly broadcasts of “Music & the Spoken Word”, a major event associated with performing for the Tabernacle Choir is the annual Christmas Concert that is released each year on PBS. This and other large productions has provided him opportunities to perform with world renowned artists such as Sissel, Bryn Terfel, Andrea Bocelli, Kristin Chenoweth, The King’s Singers, Fredricka von Stade, Evelyn Glennie, Audra MacDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Denyce Graves, David Foster, Angela Lansbury, Nathan Gunn, Natalie Cole, Santino Fontana, Laura Osnes, Kelli O’Hara, Rolando Villazon, Sutton Foster, Glady's Knight and many others.
He has performed with the Utah Symphony since 2002 as an extra percussionist and substitute timpanist. His other professional experiences include performances with the Sun Valley Summer Symphony, New World Symphony, Wheeling Symphony, Ashland Symphony, Ohio Valley Symphony, Midland/Odessa Symphony, Ballet West Orchestra, and the Utah Chamber Artists. These opportunities have provided him the privilege of performing with artists such as Andrea Bocelli, Gladys Knight, and Garth Brooks to name a few.
He is on the percussion faculty at the University of Utah where he teaches in the studio and instructed the drumline from 2010 - 2011, he also directed the percussion ensemble in 2010. Past positions include serving on the faculty at Brigham Young University and several high schools in Utah and Ohio.
Mr. Soulier can be heard on recordings with the Utah Symphony and on more than thirty albums produced by the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.