Dan Nelson

Dan Nelson

  • Professor of Music
  • Director of Bands


  • B.A., MidAmerica Nazarene College
  • M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota


Dan Nelson - Memorial

Dan Nelson died from the effects of the disease ALS on November 1st, 2010.  PLNU mourns the passing of its professor, teacher and friend. 

Furthering the work of the Nazarene Mission in Rwanda.  Dan hada passion for the school that gives Rwandan orphans the opportunity to learn life skills while also sharing with them the image of Christ.  He has spent the final years of his life raising money for additional buildings for this remarkable school.

Teaching areas:
instrumental music, methods courses, music education, conducting

Courses taught:
Concert Band, Jazz Band, Conducting, Music Education courses

Musical Involvement:
church orchestra; consultant to Sea World; adjudicator for Gateway Music Festivals, World of Music Festivals, San Diego City Schools, California Music Educators Association

A.G.M.A., N.A.T.S.