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 Shakespeare, 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
Kentucky Shakespeare
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