Dan Overholt

Composer, Cellist, Bassist

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I'm the son of a Luthier and a Composer from Wichita, KS. Need a composer who will craft a piece of music to fit your vision, then produce it for you using only instruments handcrafted by himself and his father in their home workshop? I'm your man.

I started studying music before he could walk with his parents (an instrument maker and a composer) in Wichita, KS. I studied cello performance through school, culminating in my time in Chicago learning from a student of legendary cellist Janos Starker. I studied composition from his mother starting at a young age, and carried those studies through to the university level.

When I was 12 I fell in love with the Beatles, picked up the guitar and bass, and started a rock band with my friends. I learned music production like many do, from books from the library and internet videos.

Out of school I began teaching and working in the field of digital media, producing films and film scores, composing commissioned orchestral pieces, collaborating and producing with local artists, and founding studio collectives to share and build resources in my community here in Wichita for artists and creatives.

I specialize in strings: composing, playing, producing string instrument content; particularly string quartet, string orchestra, guitar, bass, and solo cello sounds and pieces. I will create organic, lush, vibrant string sounds to fit into your music, film, or sound design project.

I also specialize in direction and production at a high level. If you need a collaborator who will work with you to direct the vision of your project, shoot me a note and let's talk!

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

Gear Highlights
  • William Harris Lee Cello (~$15
  • 000)
  • Overholt Classical/Dreadnaught Guitars (Handmade)
  • Hand-wired AKG C414 clone
  • Overholt Jazzmaster (Handmade)
  • Fender Silver Face Twin Reverb
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