Choral Arts Initiative has selected Daniel to be their Inaugural Assistant Conductor. Daniel will begin in his role immediately as the ensemble prepares for their concert on March 23 at Anaheim First Presbyterian, featuring the premiere of Christian Guebert’s Voyaging, for mixed chorus, 3-7 octaves handbells, and harp.
Choral Arts Initiative, led by Artistic Director Brandon Elliott, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) choral organization made up of some of the most talented and passionate musicians in the Southern California region. Widely recognized as a champion of new music, Choral Arts Initiative has been praised as "gracefully lyrical" (Voice of OC), hailed as one of Orange County’s "Best Choirs" (CBS News, Los Angeles), and noted for its "sublime" and "triumphant" performances (Textura). Winner of the American Prize in Choral Performance and recipient of the ASCAP/Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming, Choral Arts Initiative continues its commitment to musical innovation and excellence. Choral Arts Initiative released its inaugural album, "How to Go On: The Choral Works of Dale Trumbore" which ranked #6 on the Billboard Charts (Traditional Classical Albums), and #4 Best Seller on iTunes Classical Charts. Their passion for new music has led to the commission of eighteen compositions and the premiere of over sixty works.