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Daniel McIntosh

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Daniel McIntosh

Biography

Daniel J. McIntosh is an American composer, educator, and singer.

​ Growing up in Illinois and Tennessee, Daniel McIntosh went on to study composition with Jonathan Brooks at Anderson University, and obtained his Master of Music degree in composition degree at Butler University under the tutelage of Frank Felice, James Aikman, and Michael Schelle. He then completed his DMA in composition from the University of Kansas while studying with James Barnes, Kip Haaheim, and Forrest Pierce.

​ Dr. McIntosh has been commissioned by several prominent ensembles and performers across the nation including Washburn University Wind Ensemble, Anderson University Wind Ensemble, Arkansas State University Bands, Mid America Nazarene University Concert Band, University of Kansas Bands, University of New Mexico Symphonic Band, Ensemble Subsonique, the In Motus Quartet, and the Violetta Duo. His works have received several awards including the Anthony Cius Award for his choral/orchestral work Star Death, a first place prize in the Anderson University Concerto-Aria Competition for his orchestral work The Spirit of Human Endeavor, and a second place prize in the KU Iron Composer competition. Daniel has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 I International Competition of Choral Composition Kromátika and the Midwest Chamber Ensemble’s two-year Composer in Residence position, and his works have been selected to be performed by groups such as SCI, NACUSA, PARMA, the Cicada Consort, KC VITAs, the Mid America Freedom Band, Helianthus, the Jordan College of the Arts Composer’s Orchestra, and the Rural America New Music Festival. He has also received performances from outstanding soloists such as Kivie Cahn-Lipman, Marci Wagnon, John and Diana Huntoon, Gerry Pagano, and others.

In addition to composing, Daniel sings as a bass-baritone in KC VITAs, a new music ensemble, and teaches private composition, voice, and piano lessons at the Leavenworth Music Academy. Daniel plays several instruments including piano, trombone, and recorder. He has also taught Music Theory and Composition at the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.


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