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Daniel Kellogg

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Daniel Kellogg: After being chosen as Young Concert Artists Composer-in-Residence in 2002, Daniel Kellogg has become one of thenation’s most prominent young composers. Dr. Kellogg, Assistant Professor of Composition at the Universityof Colorado, had recent premieres with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the NationalSymphony Orchestra, the San Diego Symphony, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra,Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, the Takács Quartet with the University ofColorado Wind Symphony, and the Aspen Chamber Orchestra; and upcoming premiereswith the South Dakota Symphony, the United States Air Force Academy Band, theTakács Quartet, and the choirs of Yale University. 
Most recently the National Symphony Orchestra took hispiece, Western Skies, on a tour ofAsia.  Honors include a CharlesIves Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Charles IvesScholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, six ASCAP YoungComposer Awards, the BMI William Schuman Prize, and the ASCAP Rudolf NissimAward.  His works have beenperformed at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, the Kimmel Center, Lincoln Center,the Kennedy Center, China’s National Centre for the Performing Arts, andbroadcast on NPR’s “Performance Today” and “St. Paul Sundays” amongothers.  A graduate of the CurtisInstitute of Music, Mr. Kellogg earned a Masters of Music and a Doctor ofMusical Arts from the Yale School of Music. 
His teachers include Don Freund, Ned Rorem, Jennifer Higdon,Joseph Schwantner, Ezra Laderman, and Martin Bresnick.  He has served as composer-in-residencefor the South Dakota Symphony, Young Concert Artists, the Green Bay Symphony,and the University of Connecticut. The Washington Post counted his recent CD Beginnings, recorded by eighthblackbird, among the top five classical discs of 2004.  He resides in Colorado with his wife,concert pianist Hsing-ay Hsu, and daughter Kaela.  He has served on the faculty of CU since 2005.  

Daniel Kellogg’s music is published by Nutmeg Press, and he isrepresented by Young Concert Artists, Inc.