Daniel Powers is a member of the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, in which he is composer-in-residence, assistant principal viola, and librarian. He is also a section violist in the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and does freelance work when he can get it. He also performs as a violinist, frequently in chamber recitals with his wife, pianist Martha Krasnican.
He has composed orchestra works, including two symphonies and a piano concerto, chamber works and several songs. In 2003, his setting of Whitman’s O You Whom I Often And Silently Come (which was premiered in 2002 at the SCI Region VII conference in Flagstaff) won the Ned Rorem Award for Song Composition.
He is also a noted arranger, with a large catalog of Christmas Music, Irish Songs, and Americana, which have been performed by major and minor orchestras across the US and abroad.
Lately he’s been getting into electronic music again.
Even though he’s done it several times, he still finds it vaguely unsettling to write about himself in the third person.