Daniel Harrison (b.1987) is a frequently commissioned and performed composer of chamber, orchestral, choral, and electronic music whose music has been heard across the United States. His music has been praised for its “vivid use of instrumental color”, and “poetic expressiveness” by performers and audiences. He has been performed by numerous outstanding performers and ensembles such as members of Fifth House Ensemble, Iktus Percussion Ensemble, Three by Radio, All of the Above, the CCM Chorale, and Hypercube. In 2015 and 2017, he was a finalist for ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award. In 2015 he was commissioned to compose a new work for chorus and electronics for a recording project for the CCM chorale. He was recently named the Ohio Music Teachers Association’s commissioned composer for 2016. Current commissions include a new work for reed quintet and piano for Noise-to-Signal, as well as a new string quartet that will be premiered by the Del Sol string quartet that the 2017 Red Note New Music Festival at Illinois State University. He holds degrees from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and the University of South Florida.
2017 Featured Composition: Sometimes My Arms Bend Back