Danny Lopez is serving his 1st year as operations manager for the LCSO. He has also been a part of the trumpet section for 3 years. He is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University and The University of Arkansas. He has served as the Manager of Bands at SFA, as well as the Graduate Teaching Assistant for Trumpet, and the Manager of the University Symphony Orchestra at the U of A. He is also a brass instrument repair technician for Quinlan & Fabish Music Company.
Danny maintains an active performance schedule, and has performed with several professional groups including Calle Soul Salsa Band, Funk Factory, Truth in Jazz, Jazz Assemblage, Lake Effect Jazz Big Band, Elkhart County Symphony Orchestra, and Laporte County Symphony Orchestra. Danny is also the Faculty Trumpet Instructor at the Citadel Dance and Music Center of Benton Harbor, Faculty Trumpet Instructor at Lake Michigan College and Southwestern Michigan College, and the former Director of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble at Lake Michigan College.