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Daniel Bukvich, M.M.

Daniel Bukvich

Professor of Percussion and Theory, Director of Jazz Choir


c/o Lionel Hampton School of Music



Mailing Address

Lionel Hampton School of Music
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4015
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4015

Daniel Bukvich joined the faculty in 1977. His teaching duties include the percussion studio, first year music theory and aural skills and jazz choirs.

  • M.Mus., Composition & Arranging, University of Idaho
  • B.A., Music, Montana State University

Daniel Bukvich was born and raised in Montana, U.S.A., and has taught at the University of Idaho since 1976. He travels (reluctantly) throughout the United States and Canada as a guest composer, conductor and percussionist in concerts with professional, college, high school and grade school bands, orchestras, choirs, honor and all-state groups and has been known to appear (possibly as a result of physical threat to his person or family) at similar events in Europe and East Asia.

His teachers have been among the leading composers, conductors and educators in the Western United States, and Bukvich has absorbed not only their philosophies on music but also their satisfaction with, if not complete desire for, professional and personal obscurity. In fact, he is infamous for being almost impossible to contact due to an extremely busy teaching and composing schedule and his refusal to communicate by any means more modern than face-to-face conversation.

His musical compositions and arrangements are performed by orchestras, choirs, bands, soloists, chamber groups and jazz groups around the world.

  • Composition
  • Jazz
  • Music Theory
  • Percussion

Lionel Hampton School of Music

Physical Address:
Corner of Blake & W. Sweet Ave.

Mailing Address:
Lionel Hampton School of Music
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4015
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4015

Phone: 208-885-6231

Fax: 208-885-7254


Web: Lionel Hampton School of Music