Daniel J. Hall holds the DMA in Choral Studies from the University of Miami, FL, the MM in Choral Conducting from Brigham Young University, and the Bachelor of Music/Liberal Arts in Voice from Weber State University. He began his appointment as Director of Choral Activities at Ohio University in August 2012, where he conducts the Ohio University Singers and Singing Men of Ohio. His teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses in conducting, choral repertoire, and choral methods. As Director of Choral Activities at West Texas A&M University from 2003-2012, Dr. Hall conducted choirs and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in conducting, voice methods, composition, choral arranging, and music education.
As a clinician, guest conductor, and composer, Dr. Hall has travelled worldwide. Choirs under his direction have performed throughout major cities in the USA, and in England, Scotland, Belgium, France, Italy, and Spain, including venues such as St. Paul’s Cathedral (London), Oxford University, Gloucester Cathedral, Church of the Madeleine (Paris), University of Leuven (Belgium), Saint Mark’s Basilica (Venice), St. Giles Cathedral (Edinburgh), and Barcelona Cathedral. In May, 2015, under Dr. Hall’s direction, The Ohio University Singers performed with The Rolling Stones in Ohio Arena.
As an actively commissioned composer, his works have been featured in venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, with performances as far away as Venezuela, and Ireland’s Cork International Choral Festival. His music has been widely featured at festivals and conventions, including National American Choral Directors Association conventions in Chicago, Oklahoma City and New York, and divisional ACDA conventions in Kansas City, Memphis, and Reno. In recent years, all-state festival choruses in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Kentucky, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, California, and Texas have performed his music. His scores are published with Walton Music, Colla Voce Press and Santa Barbara.