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Biography

Composer Daniel Eichenbaum’s (b. 1977) music has been performed and published throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.  His Sinfonietta, for wind ensemble augmented with string quartet, is a ground-breaking work premiered by the University of Missouri-Kansas City's Wind Symphony under the direction of Steven Davis.  Other recent works include Orbit, for flute, clarinet, and live electronics commissioned and premiered by the Kansas City Electronic Music and Arts Alliance.  He currently serves as Assistant Professor of Music Theory at Fairmont State University in Fairmont, West Virginia.  In 2013, Dr. Eichenbaum premiered Green Hills of Magic, for narrator and wind ensemble, and Caveat of the Cave, for wind ensemble and choir, in honor of West Virginia’s Susqusentennial Anniversary. Dr. Eichenbaum combines his love of music and science as curator and composer for the interdisciplinary performance group, Dark Matter.  Dark Matter performs live, electroacoustic music in a planetarium combining performance art and science education into a single, unified experience.  Dark Matter has already won grants from the Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City and the Charlotte Street Foundation in association with the Spencer Museum of Art and the Andy Warhol Foundation.  More information about Dark Matter is available at www.darkmatterkc.com Dr. Eichenbaum enjoys working with performers to create new and exciting chamber repertoire.  In 2009, the Kansas City based chamber ensemble Quadrivium commissioned and premiered Nearer . . .  He wrote Silent Sphere for flutist Rebecca Ashe in 2008 and the piece has since been performed numerous times.  Listen:  A Grammar of Being was performed as part of the 2008 – 2009 ArtSounds concert series at the Kansas City Art Institute, as well as at the 2009 College Music Society Great Plains Regional Conference.   His trumpet quartet, Goodnight, Alex, was premiered by the Mahidol University Trumpet Ensemble at the 2007 International Trumpet Guild conference.  Appalachian Images was premiered by the Mahidol University Clarinet Ensemble and Rachel Dances by the Thailand Saxophone Ensemble.  Other ensembles that have performed his works include the Montana State University Orchestra, the University of Arizona Chamber Orchestra, the University of Michigan Concert Band, the University of Warwick Wind Ensemble, and Fünf.  His music is published by Southern Music, Reynard Music, and Warwick Brass, as well as recorded on the Capstone Records label. In addition to his creative output, Dr. Eichenbaum is a devoted teacher of composition and music theory.  Before teaching at Fairmont State University, Dr. Eichenbaum was a Fellow for the Composers in the Schools (CITS) program from 2007 to 2011.  CITS is an outreach program that places well-qualified music teachers in classrooms where they can inspire underserved Kansas City students.  From 2005 to 2007 Dr. Eichenbaum was Instructor of Theory and Composition at Mahidol University, Thailand.  In March of 2007, Dr. Eichenbaum spent a week in Myanmar giving masterclasses at the Gitameit Music Center and oversaw the premiere of his new choir piece, To the Evening Star.  From 2001 to 2005, he taught and coordinated the Tucson Symphony Orchestra's Young Composer Project (YCP), where young students learned to write for symphony orchestra.  While teaching for the YCP, Dr. Eichenbaum worked with guest artists Evelyn Glennie, Bobby McFerrin, William McGlaughlin, and Roberto Sierra.
Biography