Dan Tremblay holds a Master of Music degree in Performance from McGill University and a Bachelor of Music in Performance from Université de Montréal. He studied trumpet with Russell DeVuyst, Jean-Luc Gagnon and Guy Archambault.
Dan is Principal/Solo Trumpet with the Orchestre Symphonique de l'Estuaire. He is an active freelance musician, clinician and private trumpet teacher in Quebec and Ontario. Dan plays regularly with different symphony orchestras such as the Orchestre Philharmonique du Nouveau Monde, the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Symphonique de Longueuil, the Kingston Symphony Orchestra and l'Orchestre Métropolitain du grand Montréal. He has been Principal trumpet with the Orchestre de la Francophonie Canadienne, the National Academy Orchestra in Hamilton, and with the McGill Symphony Orchestra.
From 2004 to 2008, Dan was a member of Alliage Brass Trio with Les Jeunesses Musicales du Canada. The trio performed in Maritimes provinces, Quebec and Ontario, with a show called "Mission sur la Planète Alliage". Trio Alliage received the Ménard-Pomerleau Award in 2006.
Since 2006, the support of the Fund for Scholarly and Professional Development from Queen's University allowed Dan to study conducting with some of the most sought-after mentors including Kenneth Kiesler (U of Michigan), Jean-Philippe Tremblay, Alain Cazes (McGill) and Gilles Auger (Conservatoire de Québec). Dan was a participant at the Conductors Retreat at Medomak (2010), the National Arts Centre Conductors Programme (audit-2010), the conducting workshops with the Orchestre Symphonique de Lévis (2011) and was the Assistant Conductor of the Orchestre de la Francophonie Canadienne (2007).
Since 2001, Dan is a faculty member of the Queen's University School of Music where he teaches trumpet, Brass Techniques and Methods classes and is responsible for the brass and percussion studio. He also conducts the Queen's University Wind Ensemble, Brass Choir and Trumpet Ensemble. Since 2006, he holds the position of adjunct lecturer in trumpet and chamber music at the Crane School of Music of the State University of New York at Potsdam.