maintains an active vocal coaching studio in Los Angeles and is also highly regarded as a pianist for recitals, productions and auditions.
Mr. Bridston has served as conductor and music director with Los Angeles Opera's Community Programs and Education Department, and as Associate Conductor for many main stage productions.
He has served on the faculty of California State University, Long Beach, where he taught Opera Studio and Diction for Singers.
Some of Dan's professional engagements have been with Opera Pacific, Michigan Opera Theater, Dayton Opera, Guild Opera Company
, Riverside Opera, Bel Canto Opera and Gotham City Opera.
For many years, he was the official accompanist for the Metropolitan Opera auditions in Los Angeles and San Bernardino districts.
He is currently the pianist for the Bel Canto Vocal Scholarship Foundation and the AEIOU vocal competition.
He is a vocal coach and pianist at OperaWorks, the renowned opera training program (Ann Baltz, Artistic Director).
Mr. Bridston sits on the Board of Directors for both the Intimate Opera Company (Wendy Kikkert, Artistic Director) and Southland Opera (Ann Noriel, General Director).