Dan Shebetich
Inducted - San Francisco 2011
To say that Dan Shebetich has dedicated his life to playing tambura would not be overstating the facts. At the age of 9 he was enrolled in the Pittsburgh Junior Tamburitzans where he played brac and was a featured vocalist. Since then, his enthusiasm for tamburitza music has helped to write a large part of his life story. For nearly 50 years, he has followed his passion, as both a musician and teacher.

Dan has performed with Trubaduri for over 40 years and has been the musical director of junior tamburitza ensembles for the past 37 – creating musical arrangements that incorporate the tambura with other instrumentation and musical styles. He has travelled throughout the United States, Canada and Croatia in these roles. He also had the honor of being guest conductor for the CFU Junior Tamburitza Festival at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida in 2000.

Dan's love of music and genuine passion for the tambura has given him an undeniable reason to devote such a large part of his life to preserving our rich cultural heritage. His merits and accomplishments, as well as his talents, make him worthy of a place in the Tamburitza Association of America Hall of Fame.