Dr. Joseph Daniel

Honorary Artist in Residence

Joseph Daniel is a member of the music faculty at Washtenaw Community College where he teaches Music Theory, Functional Piano, Class Voice, and conducts the WCC Chamber Singers. A recipient of a Bachelor of Music degree from Baylor University, Dr. Daniel completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Organ Performance at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor as the final pupil of the late Dr. Robert Glasgow. Prior to his doctoral study, he earned dual master’s degrees in organ and carillon performance also from the University of Michigan.

As a clinician/teacher, Dr. Daniel regularly teaches and performs at summer workshops and conventions. He has worked with church and community choirs throughout southern Michigan and was an alternate judge for the 2013 American Guild of Organists’ Regional Competition for Young Organists.

He has served on the boards of the Handbell Musicians of American Area 5 and the Detroit AGO Chapter. He was invited to join the Donald E. Allured Award Committee in 2010 and chaired the 2009 AGO Region V Convention. In 2005, the Association of Anglican Musicians voted him a member on the recommendation of his colleagues.

Dr. Daniel made his professional performance debut in 2001 with concerts in France and Germany and has since played recitals throughout Michigan and Texas, and has made appearances in California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Wisconsin. He is increasingly in demand as an orchestral keyboard musician having performed with the Symphony of the Lakes (Waterford, MI), the Rochester (Michigan) Symphony Orchestra, and most notably with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra as part of the 2012 AVANTI Summer Music Festival.

He is a published composer whose works have been performed around the globe, maintains a private studio, and adjudicates throughout the state for the Michigan School Vocal Music Association. He is also Artist in Residence at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, Grand Blanc.