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Daniel E. Perttu

Associate Professor/Chair


(724) 946-7024

Campus Location:
   Patterson Hall
   Studio E
Mailbox: 154

Daniel E. Perttu

About Me

Dr. Daniel Perttu is an associate professor of music theory and composition at Westminster College, where he is Chair of the Music Department.  His music has been performed in Europe, Asia, and throughout the United States.  Performances of his music have occurred in arts festivals, new music festivals and concerts, solo recitals at the international, national, and regional levels, Society of Composers conferences, and College Music Society conferences.  Recently, Dr. Perttu's music has been released on the Navona records label, and his recent orchestra piece is the title feature of the CD entitled Light and Shadow.  Critics have characterized this piece as “blending mystery, action, and excitement,” and have praised it as being “fantastic” and “superb.”  Besides his CD releases, Dr. Perttu’s music has been published by Editions Musica Ferrum (Athens, Greece), BRS Music, Inc., as well as Dorn Publications.  Dr. Perttu has also received various commissions and awards from throughout the country, the most recent of which was for the premiere of a piece for the Greenville Symphony Orchestra and Shenango Valley Chorale in northwestern Pennsylvania.  He completed his doctorate at Ohio State, master's degrees at Kent State, and bachelor's degree at Williams College, graduating magna cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa.