Arts Calling Podcast #7 | Dane Halvorson | Sandbox mentality, musical collaboration, and a strong dose of laughter

Arts Calling is a podcast to celebrate creatives across disciplines and cultural backgrounds, but also a case for the arts as the gateway to empathy, healthy lives, and strong communities.

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Hi there,

Today I am arts calling one of my best friends and supremely talented collaborator: Dane Halvorson! We recollect the many lessons of learning our craft together. We also discuss the importance of the sandbox mentality when starting out, his time with Second City, and his creative journey as a performer and composer.

About Dane: Born and raised in Montana, Dane began practicing piano and studying music from a very young age. His career as a piano player took off in Chicago after graduating from the Chicago College of Performing Arts. He toured all over the country as a Musical Director with The Second City and it included long term projects with the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Norwegian Cruise Lines, and various corporate events.

Dane is currently based out of Los Angeles and looks forward to working with you on your next project! Stop by for recent samples and more information!

In order to maintain street cred, I must make a correction: The Schwarzenegger Epic Handshake Meme moment is from the most excellent film, Predator. I had a momentary lapse due to excitement.

Arts Calling is produced by Jaime Alejandro at If you like the show, review and share the podcast, your support truly makes a difference! Check us out for more podcasts about the arts and other stuff too! Make art. Much love,


If you make art to better your community or if you believe art heals, I’d love to talk to you! Contact me at

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