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Daniel McCarthy (b. 1955, Onekama, Michigan) is Professor and Chair of The Composition and Theory Section at The University of Akron School of Music. He formerly held the Theodore Dreiser Distinguished Creative/Research Award at The Indiana State University School of Music where he was Co-director of The ISU Contemporary Music Festival with The Louisville Orchestra. U.S.A. Today describes his music as “intriguing, inviting, shimmering… ” while The Cleveland Plain Dealer has written that his music is “Colorful, infectious and touching—.” His music has been described as “Contemporary in the best sense of the word” by The Music Connoisseur magazine, and 21st Century Music Magazine proclaims his music to be “Sassy, foreboding, refreshing and kicky—it’s called style.”

McCarthy has over 30 recordings of his music on Albany, Centaur, d’Note Classics, Gasparo, and Klavier Records, and over 100 publications with C. Alan Publications. His music has been performed and recorded by artists such as The Harrington, Avalon, and Arianna String Quartets, Eugene Corporon and The North Texas Wind Symphony, The Brevard Festival Orchestra, The Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra, The World Youth Symphony Orchestra (Interlochen, Michigan), The Amarillo Symphony Orchestra, The Slovak National Symphony Orchestra, The Naples Symphony Orchestra, Rhythm & Brass, and The United State Marine Corps., Bands and Tuba/Euphonium Quartet, and the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors.

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