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Daniel Kellogg

Boulder, CO   

“Daniel Kellogg, is one of the most exciting composers around – technically assured, fascinated by unusual sonic textures, unfailingly easy to listen to, yet far from simplistic.” wrote the Washington Post.Dr. Kellogg, Associate Professor of Composition at the University of Colorado, has had premieres with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, the San Diego Symphony, the Kansas City Symphony, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, the Takács Quartet, and the Aspen Music Festival. He has served as composer-in-residence for Young Concert Artists, the South Dakota Symphony, the Green Bay Symphony, and the Lexington Philharmonic. Honors include a Charles Ives Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, six ASCAP Young Composer Awards, the BMI William Schuman Prize, and the ASCAP Rudolf Nissim Award. His works have been broadcast on NPR’s “Performance Today”, “St. Paul Sundays”, and BBC’s “Live from Wigmore Hall” among others. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Mr. Kellogg earned a Masters of Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the Yale School of Music. 

Articles by Daniel Kellogg:

Articles May 29 2018 | By Daniel Kellogg
Dynamic Music Appreciation

As full-time artistic creators, we should proselytize for the power of our artistic medium and how the human experience is both defined and deepened by artistic expression.

Articles May 21 2018 | By Daniel Kellogg
Misfits and Geniuses

My course “Misfits and Geniuses” was a way feature contemporary music in a compelling music appreciation-style class. I started with the attractive idea of creative rebels who bucked traditional boundaries...

Articles May 14 2018 | By Daniel Kellogg
Tragedy and Inspiration

A course I've named “Tragedy and Inspiration” is my solution to drawing college students in to a challenging but powerful body of music. The course couples tragic events from modern...

Articles May 7 2018 | By Daniel Kellogg
New Approaches to Music Appreciation

I hold a core belief that art is relational, as we share unique and poetic visions about the human experience. I am filled with joy as a young composer discovers...