Dan Schulz

Audio Technical Director


Event Production, Facilities Management, Staff

Contact Information

Through educational, and commercial distribution, the work of Dan Schulz has been heard by millions internationally. As a sound recording engineer, Dan has worked for Hal Leonard Publishing, McGraw Hill, Alfred Music, Universal Music Group, Sony, Disney, and many independent record labels and businesses.  While primarily producing music, he’s been involved in associated work, such as audio for video, sound design, ADR (Automated Dialog Replacement,) production sound for film, and video games. As a live sound engineer, clients range from local bands, churches, and businesses to Fortune 500 corporate clients and large arena scale tours for entertainers. As an educator, Dan taught music technology at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Growing up in Indiana playing trombone, Dan won awards and received a scholarship for playing trombone while studying music theory and composition under Michael Schelle at Butler University. He also plays piano, drumset, percussion, bass, and a little bit of flute and alto saxophone. He received a bachelor’s degree while minoring in telecommunications, which is how he caught the bug for working with equipment, and the process of realizing music, and bringing it to others. He worked up from interning at Aire Born Recording Group to assisting, tape op, 2nd engineer, to engineering. In that time he was also working as a stage hand at the local music amphitheater, Deer Creek Music Center.

After graduation, Dan moved to Dallas to work in the audio visual industry specializing in audio. Being promoted from technician, to site operations manager, to warehouse manager, to traveling system technician, to A1 for tours allowed him to network with musicians and technicians. This opened the door to him becoming the owner of January Sound Studio and operating a equipment rental company for recording which led him back to recording and producing music full time, while also running sound for churches and other clients.  As Vice President of Wow! Entertainment, Inc., Dan produced shows for Six Flags Over Texas, realizing and recording the music for the shows at the park, and managing the technical aspects of shows throughout the park. He’s been involved in many aspects of media and show production including photography, videography, lighting, graphics, website, and web application design and build, media automation, system integration, and installation and large format surround sound.

Ultimately the skill that ties these disciplines together is more the ability to collaborate than technical skill. That involves communication, goals and value alignment and task execution.