Dan Rizner received a Bachelor of Music degree from Michigan State University and a Master of Music degree from Yale University. His teachers include Walter Verdehr, Broadus Erle and Syoko Aki. Rizner is a former concertmaster of the Lansing Orchestra and a regular performer at the Grand Teton Music Festival, where he has participated in recitals with Lionel Party, Joseph Robinson, David Shifrin, and Julie Bogorad. He has performed in the master classes of Franco Gulli, Szymon Goldberg, and Dorothy DeLay, and he has received chamber music coaching from Michael Tree, Adlo Parisot, Raphael Hillyer, and Koichiro Harada. Appointed 1982.