Daniel is a Philadelphia-based cellist, student, and teacher. He’s played with the Richardson Chamber Players, the Delaware Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Philharmonic, and various other ensembles and contradance bands. He released “Ride EP,” a DVD of original multimedia art, in 2012. He co-founded and served as artistic director of the Ottsville Traditional Arts Center in Bucks County PA from 2013-6, and has also taught at Maine Fiddle Camp, Fiddle Hell, Summertrios, Princeton in Asia, and Open Access to Music Education. He endeavors to make his cello teaching as accessible as possible to all, and to emphasize the participatory nature of the traditions he teaches.
Currently a PhD Candidate in Ethnomusicology with a graduate minor in Indigenous Studies at Cornell University, Daniel’s scholarly work revolves around themes of decolonization, race, and participation. He’s pursued ethnographic fieldwork in Brooklyn, Wet’suwet’en territory, Philadelphia, and Maine, and presented scholarship at the Society for Ethnomusicology, the American Studies Association, the Royal Society of Canada, and the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation. Formerly an instructor at Memorial University of Newfoundland, he now teaches at Cornell, where his most recent seminar was titled “The Politics of Listening: Sound and Civic Life.”
He enjoys jumping in bodies of water in the winter and not falling off his bicycle. You can visit him on the web here.