Theatre Organist: Dan Minervini
Nineteen year old Dan Minervini has been playing the piano and the
theatre pipe organ since the age of 13. Dan is the only member of his
family who has pursued these instruments.
He was, and still is, a house organist at the 3/15 Austin-Morton at Chaminade High School in Mineola, New York. Dan graduated from Chaminade in 2011. He currently studies International Criminal Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.
Dan has appreciatively received scholarships from the New York Theatre Organ Society to pursue his interest in the theatre pipe organ at the ATOS Summer Youth Adventure for four years since 2009. He currently studies with renowned theatre organist Jelani Eddington. During his lessons with Jelani, conducted through Skype, Dan has learned much about arranging. All of the pieces he performs are his own arrangements.
He is currently part of the five-man crew maintaining and restoring the 4/26 Wurlitzer at the former Brooklyn Paramount Theatre, and is a current member of the New York Theatre Organ Society Board of Directors.
In 2013 Dan was named “Organ Student of the Year" by the American Theatre Organ Society. He has also been named "Youth Representative" to the ATOS Board of Directors to serve a two year term as a voting member of the board.
Dan has played intermissions and mini-concerts for the New York Theatre Organ Society as well as for GSTOS.