About Daniel Singer

About the Conductor

Forging parallel careers as both conductor and educator, Daniel Singer has had considerable success as a recitalist, chorus conductor, and as an inspiring teacher. First hired by The Cleveland Orchestra in 2012 as a staff choral conductor, Daniel has served as Assistant Director of Choruses and Director of The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus since 2017. In Fall 2022, Daniel will join the faculty of The College of Wooster as a Visiting Instructor of Choral Music.

Hailing from the suburbs of Chicago, Daniel graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Music summa cum laude. From 2003 to 2009, Daniel freelanced as a performer, music director, and teacher in the Chicago area, singing with both the Chicago Symphony Chorus and the Lakeside Singers. In 2011, he completed a Master of Music in Conducting from Michigan State University where his primary teachers were David Rayl, Jonathan Reed, and Sandra Snow. Moving to Cleveland, Ohio, in 2011, Daniel served as Director of Music at University School for eleven years and was honored with the school’s prestigious Ingersoll Award in 2015.

Daniel is active as a guest conductor, adjudicator, and clinician, and has prepared honor choirs and school ensembles in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, and North Carolina. He recently conducted the OMEA District 4 Junior Honor Choir and the Gordon Square (Cleveland) Honor Choir, and he served as an adjudicator for the 2019 Music in the Parks Festival. Daniel is also an arranger and composer, having written for choral and instrumental groups throughout the United States. Uniting with violinist Andrew Sords, Daniel is co-owner, editor, and engraver for Green Point Editions, a music publication company that brings to light deserving works on the repertory’s periphery in the hope that these works remain in the canon.

As a singer, Daniel has performed numerous baritone and bass roles from the repertoire, including Handel’s Messiah, the Requiem masses of Mozart, Fauré, and Duruflé, various masses of Mozart, Schubert and Haydn, Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb, and Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy. Past recitals include works of Copland, Mahler, Louis Spohr, Debussy, and Vaughan Williams in addition to musical theater standards. Dedicated to introducing music of our times, Daniel has premiered works by Bjorn Berkhout and Matthew Coley. He has performed as soloist with the Wooster Symphony Orchestra, Suburban Symphony Orchestra, and Choral Arts Cleveland, and collaborated with Apollo’s Fire and Quire Cleveland. Recent seasons have included recital performances in Toronto (Church of the Holy Trinity) and Wisconsin (Trueblood Performing Arts Center, Washington Island) as well as performances of the National Anthem in Louisville, Kentucky and Akron, Ohio.