Thursday, October 3, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Daniel Perttu, Westminster College assistant professor of music theory and composition, recently had his composition, "Toccata for Piano Duo," published by Editions Musica Ferrum, who are based in Athens, Greece.
"Toccata for Piano Duo" was selected for publication through a peer-review process. Editions Musica Ferrum publishes works exclusively by contemporary composers of classical music. Select composers are included internationally from Greece, the United Kingdom, and America, among other countries.
"This recent publication represents an important step in my career, because I am broadening the marketing of my compositions to the international level," Perttu said.
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 378 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.