Dorff, Daniel

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Daniel Dorff


Born: March 07, 1956

Country: New Rochelle, New York, U.S.A.

Studies: Cornell University (B.A.1978), University of Pennsylvania (M.A.1980)

Teachers: George Crumb, George Rochberg, K. Husa


Daniel Dorff was born in New Rochelle, NY in 1956; acclaim came early with First Prize in the Aspen Music Festival's annual composers' competition at age 18 for his Fantasy, Scherzo and Nocturne for saxophone quartet. Dorff received degrees in composition from Cornell and University of Pennsylvania; teachers included George Crumb, George Rochberg, Karel Husa, Henry Brant, Ralph Shapey, Elie Siegmeister, and Richard Wernick. He studied saxophone with Sigurd Rascher. In 1996, Dorff was named Composer-In-Residence for Symphony in C (formerly Haddonfield Symphony), in which he played bass clarinet from 1980 through 2002.

Daniel Dorff serves as Vice President of Publishing for Theodore Presser Company; he is a sought-after expert on music engraving and notation, having lectured at many colleges as well as Carnegie Hall, and advising the leading notation software companies. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Music Publishers' Association of the USA, the Board of Directors of the National Flute Association, and the Executive Board of The Charles Ives Society.

Dorff's compositions have been published by Theodore Presser Company, Carl Fischer, Lauren Keiser Music (formerly MMB), Elkan-Vogel, Shawnee Press, Mel Bay, Kendor Music, Tenuto Publications, and Golden Music, and recorded on Bridge, Crystal, Albany, Azica, and many other labels.[1]

Works for Percussion

Allegro Volante - Xylophone; Orchestra
Concerto for Solo Percussion and OrchestraMultiple Percussion; Orchestra
Three Dance EtudesPercussion Duo; Marimba
Three Mysteries for Violin and Percussion - Multiple Percussion; Violin