Biography

BIOGRAPHY

In the summer of 2021, Daniel was named the Assistant Conductor of the Jacksonville Symphony Association (JSA) and the Music Director for the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestras (JSYO); a program that serves more than 350 students across six ensembles. With the organization, Daniel is responsible for conducting a variety of concerts ranging from pops, family, education, the nutcracker, and other community centered concerts. He is also responsible for conducting the top two youth orchestras in JSYO (Philharmonic and Repertory).

Prior to his tenure in Jacksonville, Daniel was the Associate conductor of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, where he conducted over 65 concerts a season, and lead the organizations three community ensembles (WSJYO, WSYO, and WSCO). In the 2020-2021 season, Daniel was instrumental in expanding the WSO’s educational footprint by created a Digital Education Concert Series which includes 10 hours of interactive music curriculum for schools. Lauded as “an exemplar of impassioned and outstanding pedagogy” (Dr. Ken Montgomery, Dean of the Faculty Education, University of Windsor). This program to date, has severed over 122,550 students across Canada and the United States. Daniel will continue to conduct the Windsor Symphony’s family, education, and Rocks concerts for the 2021-2022 season.

During his time in Canada, Daniel was also the conductor for the Windsor Abridged Opera (conducting 3 productions with the group to date), an education consultant for London Symphonia, and has spent time as sessional at the University of Windsor’s School of Creative Arts, where he conducted their Wind Ensemble.

In 2019 Daniel was the second prize recipient of both the Smoky Mountain Conducting Institute and Competition and the Los Angeles Conducting Competition. Daniel has also served as a cover conductor for the Abilene Philharmonic, Music Director for Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science Youth Orchestra, and was the Assistant Conductor for the Meridian Symphony Orchestra. He has also spent time conducting new music ensembles including the Musicbed Music and Film Corporation based in Fort Worth Texas as well as participating in the Composing in the Wilderness program as part for the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival in Fairbanks Alaska. With this program, Daniel conducted the premieres of several new works in Denali National Park.

As a former public school music teacher, Daniel has a unique passion for music education, frequently donating his time as a guest clinician for school music programs throughout the United States and Canada, and has recently been invited to conduct TMEA Region 32’s High School Orchestra Clinic in Austin Texas.