2014 National Semifinalist – The American Prize
Professional Composition for Orchestras
Nationally renowned composer Dr. M.L. Daniels received his doctorate at the University of North Texas where he studied composition with Samuel Adler.
He served as chairman of the music department for 15 years at Abilene Christian University and taught music theory, orchestration, counterpoint, analysis, and composition. He has won the National School Orchestra Associations composition contest five times. He has over 100 published compositions including works for brass ensemble, solo wind instrument and piano, full orchestra, string orchestra, band, and string quartet.
Currently he has 17 compositions on the Texas UIL Prescribed Music list. He has served as staff arranger for Warner Bros. Music and has been commissioned to write band sight reading music for the Texas UIL contests. Dr. Daniels and wife Elaine live in Anderson Mill.
We are privileged to work with such an accomplished musician and inspirational man.