Phone: 208-585-6657 ext. 764
Degrees and Certifications:
B.M.E. Idaho State University M.M.E. University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Mr. Dan Child
Daniel Child conducts the Middleton Madrigals, Anima Mea girl’s choir, the Nordic Concert Choir, the FX Show Choir, the Una Voce Freshman Choir, as well as a private voice and guitar studio. Mr. Child also 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.
Mr. Child has toured as a singer and conductor through Italy, Greece, Brazil, California, Utah, Nevada,Washington, Idaho and Oregon. While at ISU, he worked with Dr. Scott Anderson through independent study and as president of the Chamber and Concert Choirs. 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 worked with Professor David Weiller and earned his Masters in Music Education 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. While teaching in Middleton, he has served as the president of the Treasure Valley Honor Meet, organizes numerous fundraisers and public performances, co-directs the all-school musicals, plans and orchestrates yearly choir tours, and was chosen as Teacher of the Year in 2012. In 2014, the Madrigals were chosen to sing at the All-State Conference for Music Educators as well as the Airman of the Year Award Banquet for the United States Air Force. Recently, Mr. Child was asked to conduct the choir for the Nashville Tribute Band concerts that featured Marie Osmond, David Archuleta, and Alex Boyé. He is often asked to judge choral festivals and has conducted honor groups around the state. Mr. Child is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, Music Educators National Conference, and does his best to participate in any choral opportunity that presents itself in the community.
Mr. Child enjoys spending time with his family whether it be while camping, attending sporting events, 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 schooling, the demands of his students, and the incredible amount of time needed to run a successful high school choral program.