Phone: 208-585-6657 ext. 2070
Degrees and Certifications:
B.M.E. Idaho State University M.M.E. University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Mr. Dan Child
Daniel Child is the choir teacher at Middleton High School. He has toured as a singer and conductor through Italy, Greece, Brazil, California, Utah, Nevada, Washington, Idaho, and Oregon. After graduating from Minico High School, he followed his sweetheart to Pocatello to attend ISU. While at ISU, he worked with Dr. Scott Anderson and was elected as the president of the ISU Chamber and Concert Choirs. He was also privileged to take voice lessons from Ms. Kathy Lane for the duration of his undergraduate work. After graduating from ISU in Music Education, Mr. Child taught K-12 music for the Rockland School District for three years, winning the Teacher of the Year Award after his second year. He then moved with his family to Las Vegas where he worked with Professor David Weiller and earned his Masters in Music Education from UNLV while teaching choir at B. Mahlon Brown Junior High in Henderson, NV. After three years in Las Vegas, Mr. Child kept his promise to his family and moved them back to Idaho after finding his dream job at Middleton. Now in his twelfth year teaching at Middleton, he conducts the Middleton Madrigals, the Anima Mea girl’s choir, the Nordic Concert Choir, the FX Show Choir, the Una Voce freshman girls choir, and the Norsemen men’s choir. Last year was the third year in a row that all of the choirs received Superior ratings at the DIII Choral Festival. He also serves his school as the Tip-Off/Take-Down school dance and Prom coordinator. He currently serves as the president of the Treasure Valley Honor Meet, organizes numerous fundraisers and public performances, co-directs the bi-annual all-school musicals, plans yearly choir tours, judges choir and solo festivals, and was chosen as MHS Teacher of the Year in 2012 and 2019. In 2014 and 2019, the Madrigals were chosen to sing at the All-State Conference for Music Educators. In 2016, he was presented with the Caldwell Fine Arts Support of the Arts Award. Two defining moment of his musical journey occured when he was asked to conduct one of the community choirs for the Boise Temple Rededication, and as he sang in the Cornerstone Choir for the Meridian Temple Dedication. On four occasions over 6 years, Mr. Child has been invited to conduct the youth choir for the Nashville Tribute Band Interfaith concerts in the Nampa area that featured Marie Osmond, David Archuleta, Daniel Emmett, and Alex Boyé. Mr. Child plays an active role in the community by conducting and participating in various church choirs and gives choral conducting clinics to members of the community. He also runs a private voice and guitar studio at his home.
Mr. Child loves his summers! He enjoys spending time with his family whether it be while camping, dutch oven cooking, singing to his garden, attending sporting events, going to Starlight Mountain Theater, or in the comfort of their home. He credits his success as an educator to his wife, Teresa, for keeping the home front in shape and allowing him to focus on his teaching, the demands of his students, and the incredible amount of time needed to run a successful high school choral program.