My music conveys delicate lyricism and texture, giving space for the listener's imagination, and giving the performer space to connect with the music and the listener. What I create is guided by the place where I live and work, and my relationships with other musicians. 

Email: danielgilliam at gmail dot com

Biography for publication:

Daniel Gilliam (b. 1978) is a composer from Louisville, Kentucky. In 2016 he was chosen for a Copland House Residency Award and released his first album of art songs, The Call to Earth. Highlights in recent years include commissions and performances by Lara Downes, Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts, Longleash Piano Trio, violinist Rob Simonds (Louisville Orchestra), Kentucky Center Chamber Players, and Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony with Jason Weinberger.

Daniel Gilliam at Copland House.

Daniel Gilliam at Copland House.

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Some people, ensembles and organizations I’ve worked with:

Lara Downes
Steven Paul Spears
Sharon Lavery
Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts
Youth Performing Arts School and Jacob Cook
Longleash Piano Trio
Rob Simonds
Kentucky Center Chamber Players
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony and Jason Weinberger
Nathan Wilson
Center City Opera Theater
Arsenal Trio
The Phoenix Concerts
Seasons Music Festival
Yakima Symphony Orchestra
Louisville Youth Choir
Turin Philharmonic Orchestra