Mr. Daniel S. Santelices

Violin, Viola Teacher

Daniel Santelices

SAA Member


Shreveport, LA
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Mr. Santelices has been associated with the Centenary Suzuki School in Shreveport, Louisiana since 1992, as private and group class teacher and conductor of the CSS Chamber Orchestra. He is a past recipient of the Suzuki Association of Americas Grants for short-term teacher training and has been a guest clinician and conductor at Suzuki summer institutes and music camps across the country. He has had the privilege of receiving SAA teacher training from such Suzuki Method luminaries as Ronda Cole, Teri Einfeldt, Carrie Reuning, Mary Cay Neal and Hiroko Driver. Mr. Santelices was the President of the Ark-La-Tex Youth Symphony Orchestra Board in Shreveport and is Director of their Chamber Music Program (now known as the Shreveport Chamber Music Clinic) which he founded in 1998. He has been a Guest Conductor for Caddo Parish’s Elementary, Middle School and High School Honor Orchestras and was named to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers in 2003 and 2004. Mr. Santelices has served as a faculty member for Centenary College of Louisiana, Northwestern State University of Louisiana, Stephen F. Austin University, Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky and University of Kentucky, as a Master -Teacher for their UK String Project.

Mr. Santelices received his musical degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University and Northern Illinois University. He is a violinist with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, Assistant Concertmaster of the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra and the Baroque Artists of Shreveport. He has performed as soloist with the Longview Symphony Orchestra, Nachitoches-Northwestern Symphony Orchestra and Centenary College’s Hurley Chamber Orchestra.