Born in Brooklyn, New York, drummer Dana Hall has been an important musician on the international
music scene since 1992. After completing his education in aerospace engineering at Iowa State
University, he received his Bachelor of Music degree from William Paterson College in Wayne, New Jersey
and, in 1999, his Masters degree in composition and arranging from DePaul University in Chicago,
Illinois. He is presently a distinguished Special Trustees Fellow completing his Doctorate in
ethnomusicology at the University of Chicago.
In the fall of 2004, Mr. Hall joined the faculty of the prestigious University of Illinois AT Urbana-
Champaign as an Assistant Professor of Music.
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