Dr. Daniel Crozier

Dr. Daniel Crozier

Associate Professor of Theory and Composition

Areas of Study

  • Composition
  • Music Theory

Contact Information

Office: 239 Keene Hall
Email: dcrozier@rollins.edu
Phone: 407.975.6468


Daniel CrozierWorks by Daniel Crozier have received performances in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Boston, Toronto, Syracuse, at Washington's Kennedy Center, the Aspen Music Festival, the Oregon Bach Festival Composers' Symposium, and by the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, and have been recorded for Albany Records, ACA Digital, MARK Records, and PARMA, as well as for broadcast by the Belgian Radio and Television Network.  His first symphony, Triptych for Orchestra, has been recorded by the Seattle Symphony under conductor Gerard Schwarz.  The “Toccata for Soprano Saxophone and String Trio” was premiered in 2002 by saxophonist Branford Marsalis and the Walden Chamber Players.  Current projects include works for the Brazilian Guitar Quartet and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project.

Daniel Crozier’s honors include an Individual Artist Fellowship from the State of Florida’s Division of Cultural Affairs, two nominations for awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, first prize at Fresh Ink, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s commissioning competition for Florida Composers, ASCAP Special Awards annually since 1996, an ASCAP Foundation Young Composer's Grant for his first opera, The Reunion, to a libretto by Roger Brunyate, and first prize in the National Opera Association Chamber Opera Competition for his second, With Blood, With Ink to a libretto by Peter M. Krask.  In May 2000, excerpts from the opera were included in the New York City Opera's Showcasing American Composers Series.  At the opera’s premiere, the critic for the Baltimore Sun wrote: "Composer Crozier has responded to this libretto with music of extraordinary depth and power.  He gives the characters and their story a compelling richness enviable for a composer his age."

Daniel Crozier has worked with Eliot Newsome at Westminster College (B.M.), Jean Eichelberger Ivey at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University (M.M., D.M.A), John Harbison at the Oregon Bach Festival and John Harbison and Bernard Rands at Aspen.  He has served on the faculty at the Peabody Preparatory, Radford University, and is currently Associate Professor of Theory and Composition at Rollins College.