Daniel Worley

A Kentucky native, Daniel has a D.M.A. and M.M. in Music Composition from the University of Michigan and a B.M. in Theory/Composition (Guitar emphasis) from the University of Louisville. He’s received commissions from the Albany Symphony, Tulsa Philharmonic, SEAMUS/ASCAP, and saxophonist Timothy McAllister among others. His dissertation, Freak Show, the first concept album accepted as a dissertation by a major composition program, was nominated for a distinguished dissertation award. In the last 10 or so years Daniel has: built and run two recording studios; produced, recorded and/or mastered more CDs than he can remember, including two from his former roots-rock band CityGoat; taught composition and electronic music at the University of Michigan; orchestration, composition and counterpoint at the University of Louisville; and guitar, music production, and composition at Centre College. He is currently performing as often as possible as guitarist with the mean-tone tuned experimental improvisation ensemble, the Trace Trio, whose first album The Nature of Three was released in June 2015.