Westminster College Assistant Professor's Composition Published

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Daniel Perttu, Westminster College assistant professor of music theory and composition, recently had his composition, "Mountain Twilight," released on Navona Records in February. The composition is part of a larger album titled Foundations.

"Mountain Twilight" was commissioned by Westminster Adjunct Music Faculty Edgar S. Groves and by the Shenango Valley Chorale for its 40th anniversary. It has been performed by the Chorale, and the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Michael Gelfand.

Foundations is available on amazon.com, iTunes and Spotify.

Perttu's music has been performed in Europe, Asia, South America, and throughout the United States. In addition, Perttu's music has been published by Editions Musica Ferrum (Athens, Greece), BRS Music, Inc. (Indianapolis, Ind.), as well as Dorn Publications (Medford, Mass.). He has also received various commissions and awards from throughout the country.

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.

Navona Records is distributed internationally by Naxos, which is the largest independent label in the world.

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.

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