Piano & Composition Instructor
Jazz Ensemble Director
Pecan Plaza, 1.503
Daniel Cather joined the South Texas College Music Faculty in 2008. During his tenure at STC, Mr. Cather started the first Electronic Music classes south of San Antonio and also launched the STC Jazz Ensemble. He teaches Applied Piano, Class Piano, Music Theory, Composition, and Sight singing & Ear Training courses, and serves as accompanist for the STC Choir. In 2015, he received the NISOD Award for Teaching Excellence. Mr. Cather also serves as Orchestra Director at Calvary Baptist Church. He is an active composer, performer, UIL judge, and teacher in the Rio Grande Valley.
Mr. Cather received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Eastern Illinois University, where he studied piano and composition. As a student, Daniel graduated with departmental and university honors and 4.0 GPA. He was selected as the soloist to perform Saint-Saëns’s Second Concerto I. Andante sostenuto and Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 3 I. Andante, Allegro with the orchestra for broadcast on public television and received the EIU Distinguished Graduate Student Award. Some of his musical directing credits include: Crazy for You, The Sound of Music, La Cage aux Folles, Honky-tonk Angels, Working, and A Year with Frog and Toad.