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Technical Sergeant Daniel A Shifren

Technical Sergeant Daniel Shifren is a bassoonist with the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, CA.  He also serves as the unit’s Resource Advisor. Originally from Los Angeles, California his Air Force career began in 2014.

Technical Sergeant Daniel Shifren is a 2010 graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, where he earned a bachelor’s of music degree. In 2012 he received a Masters of Music from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. His teachers include John Campbell, Nancy Goeres, and William Winstead.

2010 - Bachelor of Music
2012 – Master of Music
2018 – Airman Leadership School, Travis AFB, CA

1. May 2014 – present, Bassoon, Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, California

1. Air and Space Commendation Medal  
2. Air and Space Achievement Medal      
3. AF Good Conduct Medal - 2 Oak Leaf Clusters
4. National Defense Service Medal          
5. Global War on Terrorism Service Medal           
6. Air and Space Longevity Service Award- 1 Oak Leaf Cluster
7. USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon        
8. Air and Space Training Ribbon              

2016 – Airman of the 2nd Quarter
2020 – CMSgt Morrell Media Awards 1st Place, Small Instrumental Composition/Arrangement
2021 – NCO of the 1st Quarter
2021 – Colonel Finley R. Hamilton Military Outstanding Musician Award
2023 – NCO of the 1st Quarter

Rank spelled out – [Month] [YEAR]
Airman First Class – February 2014
Senior Airman – June 2016
Staff Sergeant – December 2018
Technical Sergeant – April 2022