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Daniel McIntosh

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Theory

Daniel J. McIntosh, a composer of art music in several subgenres, is best known for his technique of variant levels of synchronization. His music frequently combines post-minimalist and aleatoric techniques utilizing a modal harmonic language.

Daniel has been commissioned by several prominent ensembles and performers 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 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. His works have been selected to be performed by groups including 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.

In addition to composing Daniel sings as a bass-baritone in KC VITAs, a new music ensemble, teaches Music Theory at UMKC, and teaches private composition, voice, and piano lessons at the Leavenworth Music Academy.