Daniel Gee is a composer, conductor and educator based out of Southern California where he is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Southern California studying Choral and Orchestral Conducting, Composition and Theory. His conducting duties include serving as Associate Conductor of the USC Oriana Women's Choir, Conducting Fellow with the Long Beach Symphony, 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. 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.
Daniel received his Master of Music degree from USC where he studied composition with Morten Lauridsen, Sean Friar, and conducting with Jo-Michael Scheibe, and Nick Strimple. As a graduate student Daniel conducted the USC University Chorus and was accepted into the USC Thornton Mentorship program to work with Grant Gershon, Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale. Daniel completed his undergraduate work at Westmont College, majoring in both Music Composition and Philosophy, where he was graduated summa cum laude as First Senior of his class.
Daniel also continues his work as a string educator, having taught private cello for over ten years. He has coached cello and string sectionals for youth orchestras across the Greater Los Angeles area including the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestras and the Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra.