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Degrees

  • Bachelor of Music, Northwestern University summa cum laude
  • Master’s of Music in Conducting, Michigan State University

Forging parallel careers as both performer and educator, Daniel Singer has had considerable success as a chorus conductor, a recitalist, and as an inspiring teacher. First hired by The Cleveland Orchestra in 2012 as a staff choral conductor, Daniel has served as Assistant Director of Choruses and Director of The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus since 2017. In Fall 2022, Daniel will join the faculty of The College of Wooster as a Visiting Instructor of Choral Music.

Daniel graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor’s of Music summa cum laude. From 2003 to 2009, Daniel freelanced as a performer, music director, and teacher in the Chicago area, singing with both the Chicago Symphony Chorus and the Lakeside Singers. In 2011, he completed a Master’s of Music in Conducting from Michigan State University where his primary teachers were David Rayl, Jonathan Reed, and Sandra Snow.  Moving to Cleveland, Ohio, in 2011, Daniel served as Director of Music at University School for eleven years and was honored with the school’s prestigious Ingersoll Award in 2015.

Daniel is active as a guest conductor, adjudicator, and clinician, and has prepared honor choirs and school ensembles in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, and North Carolina. He recently conducted the OMEA District 4 Junior Honor Choir and the Gordon Square (Cleveland) Honor Choir, and he served as an adjudicator for the 2019 Music in the Parks Festival. Daniel is also an arranger and composer, having written for choral and instrumental groups throughout the United States. Uniting with violinist Andrew Sords, Daniel is co-owner, editor, and engraver for Green Point Editions, a music publication company that brings to light deserving works on the repertory’s periphery in the hope that these works remain in the canon.

Daniel has sung as bass soloist in performances of Handel’s Messiah, the Requiem masses of Mozart, Fauré, and Duruflé, and masses of Mozart, Schubert and Haydn, and past recitals include works of Copland, Vaughan Williams, and Spohr. Recent seasons have included concert performances with the Wooster Symphony Orchestra, recital performances in Toronto and Wisconsin as well as performances of the National Anthem in Louisville and Akron.