Daniel serves as director of choral studies, teaching applied voice, applied conducting,
and the choral music education sequence to performance, education, business, and music
therapy majors. He also teaches the Southwestern summer choral camp for OMEA/OCDA
preparation and other workshops during the academic year that work to further enrich
and improve the audition skills needed for successful placement in the state-level
Raised in the strong choral tradition of west Texas music education, Daniel completed
a Bachelor of Music with all-level teacher certification at Angelo State University
and taught at the junior high and high school levels in San Angelo, TX, and Arlington,
TX, respectively. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting with related
fields of music theory and musicology from the University of North Texas.
Daniel is a regional and international scholar with focused interests in choral conducting
pedagogy, vocal pedagogy, score study/editing, and modern language diction, having
presented at international and regional conferences on these topics. In his tenure
at Southwestern, he has conducted workshops, taught classes as a visiting professor,
and presented at various conferences and universities in the United States, central
Europe, and southeast Asia.
Daniel’s choirs have performed as honor choirs at conferences in Italy, Texas, Oklahoma,
and Arkansas. Daniel is an active clinician, adjudicator, and conductor. In the summer
of 2022, the Southwestern Chamber Choir won the Chamber Ensemble Category at the Leonardo
da Vinci International Choral Festival in Florence, Italy.
For more information or questions about the vocal/choral division and study in Southwestern’s
Music Department, email or call 580.774.3208.