Daniel Gee is a conductor, composer and educator based in Southern California where he is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Southern California. Experienced as a conductor for both orchestral and choral ensembles, Daniel currently serves as Assistant Conductor for both the Long Beach Symphony and Choral Arts Initiative. As a graduate student at USC, Daniel gained a wide range of experience serving as Associate Conductor of the USC Apollo Chorus, USC University Chorus, and Oriana Women’s Choir, during which he commissioned and premiered a new choral work for treble voices by composer Emma Lou Diemer. Daniel’s conducting mentors have included Jo-Michael Scheibe, Nick Strimple, Cristian Grases, Tram Sparks, Don Brinegar, Larry Livingston, and Michael Shasberger. Actively involved as well in church choral music, Daniel has served as Choir Director at Evergreen Baptist Church of San Gabriel Valley since 2013. He was recently invited to teach masterclasses in choral conducting and vocal technique at the 2018 Simpósio de Música hosted by the Assemblies of God Denomination in São Paulo and Jundiaí, Brazil.
As a composer, he has fulfilled commissions for ensembles in the Santa Barbara and Los Angeles music communities, including the Santa Barbara 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 taught as Instructor of theory and composition at Westmont College, his undergraduate alma mater where he graduated as a Monroe Scholar and First Senior of his class.
Daniel also continues his work as a string educator, having taught private cello for over ten years. He has lead rehearsals and sectionals for youth orchestras across the Greater Los Angeles area including the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestras and the Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra, and in 2017 was invited to give a seminar in beginning cello pedagogical techniques at the 2017 SCSBOA Annual String Day.