Daniel Gee has served as adjunct instructor of theory and composition at Westmont College, Santa Barbara, where he taught private composition lessons, as well as upper and lower division music theory. An active composer in both the Santa Barbara and Los Angeles music communities, his commissions include for the Quire of Voyces, the Westmont Orchestra, the Santa Barbara Choral Society, and the Westridge School Chamber Orchestra. His choral music has been published by Colla Voce Music.
Daniel studied composition with Morten Lauridsen and Sean Friar at USC, and Steve Butler at Westmont College. Other mentors in composition have included Emma Lou Diemer and Richard Meyer.
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 served as instructor of theory and ear training at Westmont's second annual Academy for Young Artists (WAYA).
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.
Dr. Steve Hodson performs Daniel's organ prelude Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence at the AGO Santa Barbara Annual Members Recital.
Organist and Composer Emma Lou Diemer premiers Advent organ prelude, Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence on Trinity Episcopal, Santa Barbara's Advent Organ Series. Recital will also feature other Santa Barbara composers including David Gell, Mahlon Balderston, and Emma Lou Diemer.
To God Be The Glory, (for Orchestra) Westmont Orchestra, Michael Shasberger, Director
October 25, 2015 3:00PM First Presbyterian Church, Santa Barbara, CA
Pianist Neil Di Maggio performs Prelude No. 2 of Daniel's Four Piano Preludes at Westmont's Faculty Recital.
Music for Orchestra
Fanfare on the Hymn Tune Hamburg *Commissioned by the Westmont Orchestra, Michael Shasberger, Director.
To God Be The Glory *Commissioned by the family of Mary Jean Beyer for the Westmont Orchestra
Music for Choir
*Commissioned by the Quire of Voyces, Nathan Kreitzer, Director
*Published by Colla Voce Music in the Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series.