Daniel Cosio

Daniel C.

Minneapolis, MN
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been gigging, both classically and in jazz, in the greater DFW Metroplex for about 9 years. I attended high school close by, and I am the only two-time 6A All-State tenor trombonist in my city's history. I have completed two years at the University of North Texas, and have been teaching for approximately two years. I consistently double between tenor & bass trombone, having a great deal of experience in both instruments, in both classical and jazz settings. Outside of trombone, I also play trumpet/cornet, tuba, vocals, guitar, bass, and piano. I am an avid rock/metal listener, and compose my own music, mainly fusing metal and jazz. Because of this, I feel this makes me an extremely diverse instrumentalist. I have studied with such influential figures as Tony Baker (UNT, Dallas Opera Orchestra), Steve Menard (UNT, Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra), Dennis Bubert (UT Arlington, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra), and more.

About Daniel C.

Daniel began playing music in 6th grade. His dad is a guitarist/vocalist/flautist (he gigs in the south DFW area) and brought him up in a very musical household. Since then, Daniel has played with groups such as Scott & Steve, Big Gus & Swampadelic, the Pecos River Brass Big Band, and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Please feel free to visit his personal website at danieljcosio.com to view both more info about Daniel and his full availability.

Note: As of August 2020, Daniel will be relocating from Dallas, TX to Minneapolis, MN.


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Tegan R.
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Very "in tune" with my student. Really gave 100% of his attention to the lesson. I would highly recommend this instructor.

Posted Oct 1, 2019

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Freelance Music Lesson Teacher
Aug 2015 - Present


I have taught private lessons by myself for 2 years and some change. My students have varied from beginners to advanced level college students, ranging from jazz to classical. As I have experience in everything from wind band performances to arranging, from professional auditions to jazz gigs, I feel that I have a unique skill set that allows me to cater to just about any student that comes my way.

Brass & Piano Lesson Teacher/Shop Associate
Apr 2017 - Aug 2017

Music Place Mansfield

I taught brass and piano lessons at this Fine Arts Conservatory over the summer of 2017, before I moved back to UNT in August. My students ranged from beginners to advanced college students. I was also a Shop Associate, meaning I was in charge of selling all merchandise, as well as handling all instrument rentals and supply orders for the beginning of the new academic year. We supplied numerous beginning students from four different schools with new instruments for the school year.


MM in Trombone Performance
Aug 2020 - Present

University of Minnesota Twin Cities

BM in Trombone Performance
Aug 2015 - May 2020

University of North Texas

BM in Trombone Performance
Aug 2017 - Dec 2017

Texas Women's University



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Texas 6A All-State Tenor Trombonist
Dec 2014

Texas Music Educators Association

In both 2014 & 2015, I was awarded the distinction of being selected as an All-State musician through a rigorous audition process (Date Received refers to when the final certification was received).


6A All-State Tenor Trombonist 2015
Jan 2015

Texas Music Educators Association

6A All-State Tenor Trombonist 2014
Jan 2014

Texas Music Educators Association


Jazz Education Network
Jan 2018
JEN was formed in 2008 to help bring together the jazz arts community. It hosts an annual conference with concerts presented by students and professionals, a student jazz festival, workshops, research presentations and an exhibition area with manufacturers, retailers, schools and other jazz related organizations. JEN also offers many educational programs, from an outreach program, to mentoring and scholarships.
International Trombone Association
Aug 2016
The general purposes of the International Trombone Association shall be: To promote communications among trombonists around the world, to improve the artistic level of performance, teaching, and literature associated with the trombone family and to function as a clearing house for trombone-related ideas and information
Texas Music Educators Association
Feb 2014
Begun in 1920 as the Texas Band Teachers Association, the Texas Music Educators Association is an organization of over 10,000 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. TMEA is comprised of five divisions: Band, Orchestra, Vocal, Elementary and College. On behalf of its members and Texas schoolchildren, TMEA carefully monitors the actions of all state decision-making bodies on issues affecting fine arts instruction in Texas. In addition to many member benefits, TMEA offers professional development opportunities for its members with Region workshops and especially with its annual Clinic/Convention. TMEA supports the future of music education by offering scholarships to music education majors and by sponsoring the Texas Future Music Educators, an organization through which high school students interested in careers in music education learn more about what to expect in their college education and future careers.

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