Daniel Gee is a conductor, composer and educator based out of Southern California where he is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Southern California. His present conducting duties include serving as Assistant Conductor of the Long Beach Symphony, Associate Conductor of the USC Apollo Chorus, and as the Artistic Director of Choirs at Evergreen Baptist Church of San Gabriel Valley. He has previously served as Associate Conductor of the USC Oriana Women’s Choir, during which he commissioned and premiered a new choral work for treble voices by composer Emma Lou Diemer. Other conducting duties have included serving as Guest Conductor of the Global Harmony Symphony, Associate Conductor of the USC University Chorus, and Assistant Conductor of the Westmont Orchestra.
As a composer, Daniel has fulfilled commissions for ensembles in the Santa Barbara and Los Angeles music communities, including the Quire of Voyces, the Westmont Orchestra and College Choir, and the Westridge School Chamber Orchestra. His choral music has been published by Colla Voce Music on the Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series. Daniel has taught as adjunct instructor of theory and composition at Westmont College, where he also founded the Westmont chapter of the Pi Kappa Lambda music honors society.
Pianist Neil Di Maggio and Violinist Han Soo Kim, both music faculty at Westmont College, will perform Daniel's commissioned work Jubilee! for violin and piano.
Daniel will begin serving as Assistant Conductor for the Long Beach Symphony for the 2018-2019 season under music director Eckart Preu.
Daniel will be traveling down to São Paulo, Brazil for a week of teaching vocal technique and coaching choirs as part of a series of workshops and masterclasses hosted by the Assemblies of God Denomination.
Daniel leads the Global Harmony Symphony of Orange County as guest conductor in a program of Rossini, Mendelssohn, and Sibelius. The concert will feature Mann-Wen Lo, fellow DMA candidate at USC, performing Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto.
Daniel will be performing with the USC Chamber Singers, led by Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe, on a tour through Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia in May 2018.
Daniel will premier a commissioned work by composer Emma Lou Diemer with the USC Oriana Women's Choir. The commissioned work, Evening Promise, is a setting of a poem by Paul Willis, former poet laureate of Santa Barbara. The premier will take place in Oriana's joint concert with the USC Apollo Men's Chorus on April 14, 2018 at USC's Newman Recital Hall.
Daniel conducts musicians of the USC Thornton School of Music in a DMA Conducting Recital in a program consisting of Copland's Appalachian Spring and Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings. Newman Recital Hall, University of Southern California, 7:30pm. Admission is free and reception to follow.
The Westmont Orchestra and College Choir, led by Dr. Michael Shasberger, will premier Daniel's commissioned arrangement, "Of The Father's Love Begotten," in four concerts the weekend of December 1-3 in their 13th annual Christmas Festival.
Daniel will present John Corigliano's Fern Hill (version for choir and chamber orchestra) with musicians of the USC Thornton School of Music. Daniel will share this graduate conducting recital with some of the masters students of the USC Choral program as well. Concert will take place in USC's Jeanette MacDonald Recital Hall at 7:30pm. Admission is free.
Daniel joins DMA colleagues Rina Ritavoiu and Irene Apanovitch-Leites in leading the women of the Oriana Women's Choir in a concert of music by Mendelssohn, Bernstein, Britten, Emma Lou Diemer, and others. The Apollo Men's Chorus will also perform the second half of the concert. Concert to take place in USC's Newman Recital Hall at 8pm.