Daniel Gee is a conductor, composer and educator based in Southern California, currently serving as conducting fellow with the Long Beach Symphony. He is also conductor of the Evergreen Chamber Singers, and the Artistic Director of Choirs at Evergreen Baptist Church of San Gabriel Valley. As a composer, he has fulfilled commissions for ensembles in the Santa Barbara and Los Angeles music communities, including the Quire of Voyces, the Westmont Orchestra, and the Santa Barbara Choral Society. He has taught as adjunct instructor of composition and theory at Westmont College, teaching upper and lower division theory and private composition.
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He will serve as Associate Conductor of the Oriana Women's Choir, as well as the graduate student coordinator of the annual USC Winter Gala. Faculty mentors will include Drs. Jo-Michael Scheibe, Nick Strimple, Cristian Grases, Tram Sparks, and Larry Livingston.
The Westridge School Chamber Orchestra, led by Leo Kitajima, will premier Daniel's commissioned work for the orchestra, Open Roads along with other works at their Spring Concert. Concert will take place on Friday, March 17, 7pm at Westridge School's performing arts center.
Daniel directs He Emptied Himself, a musical, dramatic, and theological meditation on the emptying of Christ's incarnation with the musicians, artists, dancers, and pastoral staff of Evergreen SGV. Works include Victoria's "O Magnum Misterium," and a premier of Daniel's "Agnus Dei." Admission is free and open to the public.
Daniel will serve as Conducting Fellow for the Long Beach Symphony where he will assist incoming Music Director Eckart Preu and other guest conductors for the 2016-2017 season.
Daniel served as instructor of theory and ear training at Westmont's second annual Academy for Young Artists (WAYA).
The Quire of Voyces, led by Nathan Kreitzer, tour through England early this July with a program featuring choral music by American composers including Daniel's commissioned work with the Quire O Lord, Thou Hast Made Us For Thyself.
Daniel studied with Kenneth Kiesler at the Conductors Retreat at Medomak, an intensive three week program consisting of coaching, score study, aural skills and movement training, including a final concert with all the participants conducting Beethoven 9, Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Mahler's Ruckert Lieder, and Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony.
The Santa Barbara Quire of Voyces' Spring Concert will feature a program of Renaissance and contemporary a capella works, including a premier of Daniel's commissioned O Lord, Thou Hast Made Us For Thyself.
Isaac Kay, graduating senior in Violin performance will be premiering the first movement of Daniel's Monastic Portraits for Violin and Piano on Saturday April 9, 2016 at 8pm at Westmont College, Deane Chapel.
Pianist Neil Di Maggio performs Nos. 1, 3, 4 of Daniel's Four Preludes on Convergence at Westmont's Spring Faculty Recital.