Westminster College Assistant Professor's Toccata Performed

Thursday, March 21, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Daniel Perttu, Westminster College assistant professor of music theory and composition, recently had his "Toccata for Piano Duo" performed at three universities in Ohio during February.

The piece was performed as part of a concert at Kent State University, as part of a guest artist series at the University of Akron, and as part of the Tutti New Music Festival at Denison University. Pieces for the Tutti New Music Festival were selected in a peer-review process.

Perttu's "Toccata for Piano Duo" was commissioned by duoARtia, a pair of professional pianists who often perform piano duo music and feature works by living composers.

Perttu's music has been performed in Europe, Asia, and throughout the United States. In addition, Perttu's music has been published by BRS Music, Inc., as well as Dorn Publications. He has also received various commissions and awards from throughout the country. One notable recent commission was for a piece that was performed by the Greenville Symphony Orchestra and Shenango Valley Chorale.

Perttu, who joined the Westminster faculty in 2008, earned an undergraduate degree from Williams College, two masters from Kent State University, and doctorate from Ohio State University.

Contact Perttu at (724) 946-7024 or email for more information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.


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Dr. Daniel Perttu, assistant professor of music theory and composition