Daniel W. Koontz
Daniel Koontz was born in 1969 in Lafayette, Indiana.  A
recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Music Composition
for 2001, Dan attended the
Eastman School of Music, where
he studied piano and theory, graduating in 1992.  He
continued his training in composition, receiving a
Humanities and Fine Arts Fellowship to study at the
University of New York at Stony Brook, where he
completed his Ph.D.  Dan’s teachers have included
Gandolfi, Daria Semegen, and Daniel Weymouth.  He has
won several awards from such organizations as
ASCAP, the
American Music Center and the Society of Composers.  He
has also received fellowships to attend the Wellesley
Composers Conference and the Voix Nouvelles festival at
Abbaye de Royaumont, France.  Commissions for Dan’s
music have come from
the Fromm Foundation, Swarthmore
College, the Nieuw Ensemble, Ensemble 21,
pianist Simon
, the Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players,
and the Choral Society of the Hamptons.  Recent works have
been premiered by the Oracle Trio, the Momenta Quartet,
and Timetable Percussion.  
His music has been performed
throughout the United States, in Canada, China, the
Netherlands and France.  Dan is also active in electronic and
computer music, and his tape music has been heard both in
the concert hall and in radio broadcast.
Recordings of Dan's music can be found on
, and his 12 Improvements for Piano is scheduled
for release on Capstone Records.  He teaches music at Stony
Brook Southampton.  
Dan is also a Colleague of the
American Guild of Organists and serves as organist and choir
director for Christ Episcopal Church in Sag Harbor, NY.  
Daniel Koontz, composer