Music Building 211
Choral Conducting, Orchestral Conducting, Composition
Daniel Gee is Assistant Professor of Music at Westmont College, where he serves as Director of Choral Activities. Under his leadership, the Westmont College Choir and Chamber Singers perform both locally and abroad, including at Westmont's annual Christmas Festival at the Granada Theatre.
Actively and equally engaged in both choral and orchestral worlds, Gee directs the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony, and has served as Assistant Conductor of the Long Beach Symphony. Other professional engagements have included serving as Associate Conductor of Choral Arts Initiative, a professional contemporary music choir, and Choir Director at Evergreen Baptist Church of the San Gabriel Valley.
As a composer, Gee has fulfilled several commissions for ensembles in the Santa Barbara and Los Angeles music communities, including the Santa Barbara Quire of Voyces, the Westmont Orchestra and College Choir, and the Westridge School Chamber Orchestra. His choral music has been published by Colla Voce Music on the Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series.
Gee received his Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. He is grateful to include Jo-Michael Scheibe, Cristian Grases, Tram Sparks, Eckart Preu, and Michael Shasberger, among many others, as his conducting mentors, and significant composition teachers have included Sean Friar, Morten Lauridsen, Steve Butler, and Richard Meyer.
A proud Westmont alumnus of 2013, Gee was a Monroe Scholar and graduated as First Senior, with departmental honors in both music composition and philosophy. While studying at the University of Southern California, he was accepted as a Lilly Graduate Fellow and served as Associate Conductor of both the Apollo Men’s Chorus and the Oriana Women’s Choir, for which he commissioned and premiered a new choral work for treble voices and piano by composer Emma Lou Diemer.