Mr. King is in his fourth year teaching as Assistant Band Director at Lovejoy High School in Lovejoy ISD. He teaches Marching Band, assists with the LHS Wind Symphony, and is the director of the LHS Wind Ensemble. In addition to his duties at LHS, Daniel teaches the 6th grade Low brass and French Horn classes at Sloan Creek.
Daniel graduated from Texas Tech University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Music education. While at Texas Tech, Daniel played tuba in the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, the University Symphony Orchestra, the Texas Tech Tuba-Euphonium ensemble, the "Goin’ Band from Raiderland." and he spent two seasons as the principal tuba with the Big Spring Symphony orchestra. During his time at Texas Tech, Daniel was a 2007 semi-finalist in the Leonard Falcone International tuba/euphonium solo competition, a semi-finalist in the ITEA Arnold Jacobs mock audition in 2010 & 2012, and was a semifinalist in the Texas young artist competition in 2011.
After graduating from Texas Tech, Daniel attended Indiana University to pursue a Masters degree in Music Performance. While he was at Indiana, Daniel performed with the Indiana University Philharmonic Orchestra, serving as Principal Tuba, and he was one of 4 finalists for "The President’s Own" United States Marine Corps Band in Washington DC. His principal studies have been with Kevin Wass, Daniel Perantoni, and Anthony Kniffen.