Dr. Daniel Perttu
                                                  
Assistant Professor of Music Theory and  Composition
Coordinator, Music Theory Program


                                                


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Scholarship and Creative Activity

Samples of Recent Compositions
mont blanc

gloamin

beauteous evening

Discography
Perttu, Daniel. “Mountain Twilight.” In Fine Music, Vol. 4. Portsmouth, NH: Navona Records, a
          division of PARMA Recordings, 2013.

__________. “Gloamin for Flute and Piano.” In Lock and Key: New Chamber Works. Portsmouth,
          NH: Navona Records, a division of PARMA Recordings, 2012.

__________. “Gloamin for Flute and Piano.” In Fine Music, Vol. 3. Portsmouth, NH: Navona
          Records, a division of PARMA Recordings, 2012.

__________. “Light and Shadow in the Yosemite Valley.” In Light and Shadow. Portsmouth, NH:
          Navona Records, a division of PARMA Recordings, 2011.

Publications
Perttu, Daniel. Toccata for Piano Duo. Athens, Greece: Editions Musica Ferrum, 2013.
__________. Tarantella Folli (clarinet and piano). Athens, Greece: Editions Musica Ferrum, 2013.
__________. Towers of Dalmatia – A Rhapsody for Alto Saxophone and Piano. Medfield, MA: Dorn
          Publications, 2012.
__________. Gloamin for Flute and Piano.  Indianapolis, IN:  BRS Music, Inc.,      2010.
__________.  Tonospheres for Violin and Cello.  Indianapolis, IN:  BRS Music, Inc., 2009.
__________.  Rhapsody for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano.  Indianapolis, IN:  BRS Music, Inc., 2009.
__________.  Tonospheres for Flute, Clarinet, and Bassoon.  Indianapolis, IN:  BRS Music, Inc., 2008.
__________.  Prism for Solo Flute.  Indianapolis, IN:  BRS Music, Inc., 2007.
__________.  "A Quantitative Study of Chromaticism:  Changes Observed in Historical Eras and
          Individual Composers."  Empirical Musicology Review  Vol. 2, No. 2 (April, 2007), pp. 47-54.
              
Performances of Original Compositions
2013-2014
Perttu, Daniel. Premiere of A Deo Datus: A Christmas Cantata. New Wilmington, PA: Westminster
          College, 12/8/13.
__________. Premiere of The Storr of Trotternish. Society of Composers, Inc. Region IV Conference.
          Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY, 10/17/13.
__________. Performance of Tarantella Folli. Young Harris, Ga: Young Harris College, 8/23/13.

2012-2013
Perttu, Daniel. Performance of Auguries of Forest Dwellers. New Wilmington, PA: Westminster College,
          4/2013.
__________. Performance of Toccata for Piano. Granville, OH: Denison University "Tutti" New Music
          Festival, 2/2013.

__________. Performance of Tarantella Folli. Canyon, TX: West Texas A&M University, 10/12.
__________. Premiere of Medicine Wheel. Rapid City, SD: Black Hills String Retreat Festival Orchestra,
          8/2012.

2011-2012
Perttu, Daniel.
Premiere of Auguries of Forest Dwellers. Easton, PA: New Music Lafayette Concert
          Series, 4/2012.

__________. Performance of A Scottish Triptych. New Wilmington, PW: Westminster College, 4/2012.
__________. Premiere performance of A Scottish Triptych. Chicago, IL: Harper College, 3/2012.
__________. Performance of Toccata for Piano. Fredonia, NY: State University of New York at Fredonia,
          3/2012.

__________. Premiere of Three Draconian Dames. Huntsville, Alabama: University of Alabama at
          Huntsville New Music Festival, 2/2012
.

__________. Premiere of Mountain Twilight. Greenville, PA, 2/17-18/2012.

2010-2011
Perttu, Daniel.  Performances of Gloamin: A Fantasy for Flute and Piano.  Beijing, China: 
          Communication University of China, 5/21/10; Guangzhou, China:  College of Arts at South China
          Technology University, 5/27/10; and Xi’an, China:  Xi’an Conservatory of Music, 6/1/10.
__________.   Performances of Towers of Dalmatia:  A Rhapsody for Alto Saxophone and Piano
          Athens, OH:  Ohio University, 9/30/10; Morgantown, WV:  West Virginia University, 3/9/11; and
          Memphis, TN: University of Memphis, 3/15/11.
__________.   Performance of Towers of Dalmatia:  A Rhapsody for Alto Saxophone and Piano.  Society
          of Composers Region V Conference, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, 10/1/10.
__________.   Performance of Towers of Dalmatia:  A Rhapsody for Alto Saxophone and Piano.  Society 
          of Composers National Conference, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 11/14/10.
__________.   Performance of Towers of Dalmatia:  A Rhapsody for Alto Saxophone and Piano.  United
          States Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA,
          1/8/11.
__________.   Premiere of Sonata for Piano.  Ward Virts Concert Series, College of Southern Maryland,
          Prince Frederick, MD, 3/13/11.
__________.   Performance of Tonospheres for Violin and Cello.  College Music Society Northeast
          Region Conference, Lafayette College, Easton, PA, 3/18/11.
__________.   Performance of Tonospheres for Violin and Cello.  Voices from Within II:  A Celebration of 
          New Music, Westminster College, 4/2/11.
__________.   Premiere of The Time I Flew.  All-District Choral Festival, Round Lake Area Schools,
          4/13/11.


2009-2010

Perttu, Daniel.  Performance of Towers of Dalmatia:  A Rhapsody for Saxophone and PIano.  Society of
          Composers National Conference, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 11/14/2010.

___________.  Performance of Towers of Dalmatia:  A Rhapsody for Saxophone and PIano.  Society of 
          Composers Region V Conference, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, 10/2/2010.

___________.  Performance of Gloamin for Flute and Piano at Communication University of China, Bejing,    
           China, on May 21, 2010, at the College of Arts at South China Technology University, Guangzhou, China, on May
           27, 2010, andat the Xi’an Conservatory of Music in Xi’an, China, on June 1, 2010.

___________.  Performance of Tonospheres for Violin and Cello.  New American Music for Violin and
          Cello, Music@Main Concert Series, Jacksonville, FL, 5/12/2009.  Tonospheres was selected for   
          performance in a peer-review process from a national call for scores.
___________.  Performance of Valediction for Solo Violin.  College Music Society International
          Conference, Zagreb, Croatia, 7/2/2009.  Valediction was selected for performance in a peer-review
          process from an international call for scores.
___________.  Performance of Gloamin:  A Fantasy for Flute and Piano.  Guest Artist Recital: 
          Masterworks for Flute and Piano, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA, 9/15/09.
___________.  Performance of Gloamin:  A Fantasy for Flute and Piano.  Society of Composers Region
          V Conference, Clarke College, Dubuque, IA, 10/9/09.  Gloamin was selected for performance in a
          peer-review process from a national call for scores.
___________.  Performance of Valediction for Solo Violin.  College Music Society National Conference,
          Portland, Oregon, 10/23/2009.  Valediction was selected for performance in a peer-review process
          from a national call for scores.
___________.  Performance of Rhapsody for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano.  Bakersfield Symphony New   
          Directions Concert, Bakersfield, CA, 11/8/09.  Rhapsody was selected for performance in a
          peer-review process from a national call for scores.
___________.  Performance of It Is a Beauteous Evening, by the Westminster College Concert Choir,
          Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA,  11/22/09.
___________.  Performances of It Is a Beauteous Evening, by the Westminster College Concert Choir on
          its tour of the East.  Performances occurred at:  Faith Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg, PA; First
          Presbyterian Church, Levittown, PA, The Presbyterian Church of Toms River, NJ; Amherst
          Presbyterian Church, Amherst, NY; and The Episcopal Cathedral of St. Paul, Erie, PA;
          1/7/10-1/13/10.
___________.  Performance of Towers of Dalmatia:  A Rhapsody for Saxophone and Piano.  Voices from
          Within:  A Celebration of New Music:  Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA, 3/31/10.
___________.  Performance of Tonospheres for Violin and Cello, by the Accidental Collective, Duquesne
          University, Pittsburgh, PA, 4/15/10.  Tonospheres was selected for performance in a peer-review
          process from an international call for scores.
                  
2008-2009
Perttu, Daniel.  Performance of Prism for Solo Flute (original composition).  California State University,
          Stanislaus:  Society of Composers Region VIII Conference, 10/31/2008.  Prism was selected for
          performance in a peer-review process.
___________.  Performance of Elusive Unity (original composition).  Pittsburgh, PA:  IONSound Project,
          12/15/2008.  Elusive Unity was selected for performance in a peer review process.
___________.  Performance of Mont Blanc for Baritone Voice and Piano.  Westminster College, New
          Wilmington, PA:  Guest Artist Recital:  Song Cycles of Contemporary American Composers,
          2/6/2009.
___________.  Performance of Rhapsody for violin, clarinet, and piano (original composition).  Oklahoma
          City University:  Society of Composers Region VI Conference, 2/27/2009.  Rhapsody was selected
          for performance in a peer-review process.
___________.  Performances of Gloamin for Flute and Piano.  Featured on concert tour at Tulane 
          University and Loyola University, New Orleans, LA; University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA;
          Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA; Thomas University, Thomasville, GA; and the
          University of Florida at Gainesville, 3/4/09-3/16/09.  Gloamin was selected in a peer-review
          process.
___________.  Performance of Rhapsody for violin, clarinet, and piano (original composition).  George
          Mason University, Fairfax, VA:  College Music Society Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference,
          4/20/2009.  Rhapsody was selected for performance in a peer-review process.
___________.  Performance of Rhapsody for violin, clarinet, and piano (original composition). 
          Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA:  Faculty Recital by James Flowers, 4/5/2009.

For performances before 2008-2009, refer to curriculum vitae.

                          
Presentations
Perttu, Daniel.  "Selecting a Music Theory Textbook:  A Guide for High School Teachers."  Hershey,
          PA: Pennsylvania Music Educators’ Association Annual Conference, 4/14 - 4/15/11.
___________.  “Selecting a Music Theory Textbook:  A Guide for Teachers who Teach Music Theory or
          Use Music Theory in Band, Orchestra or Chorus,” Pennsylvania Music Education Association
          District Five Spring Professional Development Day, 3/27/10.  This presentation was selected in a
          peer-review process.
Postema, Joel, Perttu, Daniel, Fleming, Stanton, and Webster, Sandra.  “Side by Side:  The Westminster
          Moodle and Sakai Project.”  Philadelphia, PA:  National Institute for Technology in Liberal
          Education Summit, 3/27/2009-3/29/2009.