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Daniel Godfrey

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Daniel S. Godfrey


Daniel Strong Godfrey (b.1949) is an American composer and educator.

Dr. Godfrey received two degrees in composition from Yale University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. He is currently [2021] professor and chair in the Department of Music at Northeastern University's College of Arts, Media and Design. Previously, he served at various times as professor of composition, composer-in-residence, director of the School of Music, and chair of composition at Syracuse University's Setnor School of Music. He has also held visiting faculty appointments at the Eastman School of Music, the Indiana University School of Music, and the University of Pittsburgh.

Godfrey has earned awards and commissions from the J. S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University, the Rockefeller Foundation (Bellagio Center), the Koussevitzky Music Foundation at the Library of Congress, the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition, the National Repertory Orchestra/US West Foundation Competition (First Prize), and the New York Foundation for the Arts (Met Life Fellowship), among others. He is founder and co-director of the Seal Bay Festival of American Chamber Music (on the Maine coast) and is co-author of Music Since 1945.

Godfrey’s music has been performed by the Austin Symphony, U.S. Marine Band, and Portland String Quartets, among many other ensembles, with performances in Europe, Japan, Latin America, in Hong Kong, on Taiwan, and throughout the North America. His works have been performed on over 75 college and university campuses in the U.S. and abroad.

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