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Daniel Swilley

Adjunct Instructor of Music

BM, Valdosta State University; MM, Georgia State University

Daniel Swilley (b. 1980) is a German-American composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music. He holds a BM from Valdosta State University, a MM from Georgia State University, and is currently a Doctoral Candidate (ABD) in Music Composition at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Swilley’s composition teachers have included Tayloe Harding, Mei-Fang Lin, Heinrich Taube, Stephen Taylor, Sever Tipei, Robert Scott Thompson, and Scott Wyatt. He has served as the Operations Assistant for the Experimental Music Studios at UIUC from 2007-2011, and is currently an Adjunct Instructor of Music at Illinois Wesleyan University where he has taught courses in electroacoustic music and music theory.

Among Swilley’s honors is the inclusion of his work Absolute Zero in the In Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the University of Illinois Experimental Music Studios (1958-2008) commemorative four disc collection. His works have also been presented at festivals and conferences such as June in Buffalo, SEAMUS, NoiseFloor, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, Electronic Music Midwest, Electroacoustic Juke Joint, College Music Society, and Society of Composer’s Inc.

Swilley is a member of BMI, College Music Society, Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States, and Society of Composers Inc. For more information, go to www.danielswilley.com.