Dan Stillman co-founded and directs the Boston Shawm & Sackbut Ensemble, and is also a member of the Montréal-based wind ensemble Les Sonneurs.

As a player of historical trombone, he has worked with such orchestras as Boston Baroque, Handel & Haydn Society, the Smithsonian Concerto Grosso, Arcadia Players, and the Washington Bach Society. As a player of Renaissance wind insruments (double reeds and brass), he has performed with the Taverner Players, Gabrieli Players, Apollo's Fire, Anonymous 4, La Nef, and the avant-garde rock ensemble Roger Miller's Exquisite Corpse, and has toured extensively with both the Boston Camerata and the Waverly Consort.

Dan is a highly sought-after instructor of Renaissance wind instruments, having taught at Wellesley College, the Longy School of Music, Tufts University and the Five College Early Music Program (Amherst,MA). He is a frequent faculty member at summer workshops for Amherst Early Music and SFEMS, and can be heard on recordings for the Telarc, Erato, Harmonia Mundi USA, Deutsche Grammophon Archiv, EMI, Dorian, Elektra/Nonesuch, and SST labels.