Stanley E. Dahl is Assistant Professor of Music at Central College in Pella, Iowa, where he is director of the Percussion Ensemble and the Flying Pans Steel Band. He received his Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Iowa State University where he studied with Michael Geary and Dr. Barry Larkin and his Master of Music in Percussion Performance from Arizona State University where he studied with Dr. J. B. Smith and Dr. Mark Sunkett.
As a clinician/artist, he has appeared at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, International Association of Pan Convention, Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference, and the Iowa Music Educators Association Conference. He has also given numerous percussion lectures and performances at colleges/universities, high schools and elementary schools throughout the United States and Mexico.
Dahl is the Interim President of the Iowa Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society, Host of the 2010 Iowa Days of Percussion, and a member of the Percussive Arts Society World Percussion Committee. He is also the front ensemble percussion instructor at Southeast Polk High School in Pleasant Hill, IA, director of the Des Moines, IA steel band Tropical Steel and performs steel pans/vocals with the Caribbean-Funk band Jumbies.