Daniel Cloutier, PrincipalTrombone

Daniel Cloutier


Born in Boston, currently live during the year near Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Year you joined the Grant Park Music Festival:


Where did you study?

Northwestern (BM), Carnegie Mellon (MM), West Virginia University (DMA)

What would you be if you weren’t a musician?

Covert Ops for the CIA, but I'd probably be too conspicuous-looking to be any good at it.

Who is your all-time favorite performer?

Basia (polish pop singer)

If you could chat with any musical figure (dead or alive) who would it be?

Gustav Mahler

Who would you love to work with in a future musical collaboration who you haven’t already worked with?

Conductor Marin Alsop

Signature dish?

Pumpkin swirl cheesecake