162 Conger Ave. Akron, OH 44303
330-867-2421 (home) 330-972-2199
1988 Doctor of Philosophy, Music Composition,
Kent State University
1984 Master of Music, Music Composition,
The University of Akron
1978 Bachelor of Music, Music Theory,
Kent State University School of Music
1974 Diploma, Trumpet and Piano,
The Interlochen Arts Academy
TEACHING, VISITING SCHOLAR, and ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS – Composition
2000-present Professor of Composition,
The University of Akron School of Music
Chair, Composition and Theory Section
Chair, Society of Composers, Inc. Region V (end 2006)
Director, American New Music Festival
Director, Akron New Music Ensemble
President, The Cleveland Composer's Guild (end 2002)
Summer-2009 Visiting Composer,
Freie Universität Berlin, Composer Summer Institute
2007-2008 Visiting Scholar in Composition,
The University of Michigan School of Music
Winter-2008 Visiting Scholar,
Ohio University School of Music
1995-2006 Instructor of Composition,
Interlochen Arts camp
2005-2006 Director, The Interlochen Composers Institute,
Interlochen College of Creative Arts
1991-2000 Theodore Dreiser Distinguished Research/Creative Professor, Indiana State University
Co-Director, Indiana State University & Louisville Orchestra Contemporary Music Festival
Coordinator, Music theory, History and Literature, Composition Division
Founder/Director, The Midwest Composers Forum
1996-2000 Visiting Associate Professor of Composition, DePauw University, Composer-in-Residence
1988-1991 Assistant Professor of Music, Lakeland Community College
PUBLICATIONS (published compositions)
C. Alan Publications (BMI)
McClaren Publications (ASCAP)
PO Box 29323,
Greensboro, NC 27429
About Leaving (soprano and piano), 2008
All The West Was Moving (bassoon w/string quartet). Commissioned. 1999
All The West Was Moving (work 2-Piano quartet). 2000
American Dance Music (Brass quintet, perc., and orchestra). Commissioned. 1994
American Dance Music II (Sextet: Brass quintet, perc. only). 2002.
An American Girl (Orchestra). 2002.
At the Edge (orchestra). 2000.
Balance of Power (timpani and marimba). Commissioned, 2005.
BeatMusik (Duo for Basses). 2007.
Beaton (cello duo). Commissioned, 2001.
Black Belt, White Cadillac (ww sextet) commissioned, 2009
Blithe Spirit (tuba, clarinet, bassoon, horn, cello), 2002.
Breathe (soprano saxophone, piano), 1999.
Bundles of Sticks (bassoon, perc/marimba), 1998.
Chamber Symphony No. 1 for Marimba and Winds. Commissioned, 1994.
Chamber Symphony No. 2 for Bassoon and Winds. Commissioned, 2001.
Chamber Symphony No. 3 for Clarinet. Commissioned, 2002.
Chamber Symphony No. 4 for Saxophone and Winds. Commissioned, 2007.
Children of the Corn. 2007.
Christmas Cantata: The Child Spirit (SATB, chamber orch., organ), 1998.
Comets In a Winters Sky (concert band). Commissioned, 2000.
Concerto For Keyboards (Piano solo CD synthesizer). Commissioned, 2001.
Concerto for Marimba, Percussion, and Synthesizers. Commissioned, 1994.
Dance Music (percussion ensemble), 1992.
Dance On Wahbekaness (marimba solo). Commissioned, 2005.
Dance On Wahbekanetta (string quartet no. 6). Commissioned, 2006.
Descentions (Christmas Anthem for Organ). 2007.
Event Horizon (brass quintet w/ timpani), 2002.
Five Songs from the Summit (youth orchestra), 2002.
Flight (solo clarinet). Commissioned, 2002.
Fun, Fire, and Fury. (symphonic band), 2002.
Gothica: Architectures for Orchestra, 2004.
Grand Ledges: Vistas in Michigan. (symphonic band). Commissioned, 2000.
HammerStrength (percussion ensemble). Commissioned, 1998.
Harmonic Rhythms: Six Pieces for Reed Trio. Commissioned, 2001.
Harmonizer (Orchestra). C.F. Peters, SCI Journal, 1998, Vol. 25, p69., 2002.
Harmonizer II (Electric violin w/tape, CD)., 2002.
HipHocket: Five Rhythmic Etudes (saxophone quartet), 1998.
Infinity (Trumpet, marimba/vibes). Commissioned, 1998.
Immovable Do (jazz ensemble), 2002
In Love’s Autumn (symphonic band), 2003
Knock Yourself Out! (Tuba/Euphonium Quartet w/ percussion), Commissioned, 2007
KraftHammer (symphonic wind ensemble). Commissioned, 1999.
KraftWerk (tuba and percussion). Commissioned, 2000.
Light Up The Sky (a festival piece for orchestra), 2002.
Liquid Moon (concert/symphonic band), 2006.
Lune-Wolf (tuba and orchestra.). Commissioned, 2005.
Lune-Wolf (tuba and symphonic band.). Commissioned, 2005.
On The Edge (trombone, percussion, marimba), 1997.
Polarization (wind ensemble), 1998.
Polarization (II) (trumpet ens., organ, timp.). Commissioned, 1999
Prisims (symphonic band), 2005.
Razdraz (Alto or sop. saxophone, marimba). Refereed, 1998.
RimbaDance (marimba and percussion duo). Commissioned, 2000.
Rimbasly (work I) (marimba w/tape or CD). Commissioned, 2001.
Rimbasly (work II) (marimba and orchestra). Commissioned, 2001.
Rimbasly (work III) (marimba and percussion ensemble). Commissioned, 2001.
Rimbasly work (IV) (marimba and wind ensemble). Commissioned, 2001.
Rimbasly (work V) (marimba and piano). Commissioned, 2001.
River Is The Way (perc. ensemble). Commissioned, 1998.
Roll Away The Stone (SSAATTBB, oboe/eng. hr, organ). Commissioned, 2001.
Song of Middle Earth (perc. Ens. w/perc./marimba solo). Commissioned, 1997.
Song of Summer (SSAA, piano, eng. hr., bass, perc.). Greensboro, 2004.
SoundMass (jazz ensemble). 2002.
Stomp! String Quartet No. 5. 2005.
Swords of Power (multi-perc. Duo). Commissioned, 1999.
Tales of the Donner Expedition (woodwind quintet). Commissioned, 1999.
Testament (viola and piano). 2002.
The Age of Reason (jazz ensemble). 2002.
The Call of Boromir (horn and marimba). Commissioned, 1998.
The Led Page (symphonic winds). 2005.
The Mirror of Galadriel (piano solo). Commissioned, 2002.
The Moderns (jazz ensemble). 2008.
The 9’s (timpani solo with cd accompaniment). Commissioned. 2008.
Time Out Of Mind (piano solo). Commissioned, 2002.
Towers: The Ascent of OroDruin (Orchestra). Commissioned , 2002.
Treebeard: Ent and Entwife (soprano, ten., piano, tape). Greensboro, 2002.
Turn The Page (orchestra). Commissioned. Greensboro, 2005.
Two Artist Profiles for String Orchestra. 2007.
Two Pieces for Trombone Choir. 2002.
Two Pieces for Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble. Commissioned, 2002.
Visions and Apparitions (string Quartet). Commissioned, 2003.
Visions In Funk (string Quartet No. 3). Commissioned, 2003.
Visions of the Anointed (string quartet No. 4). 2005.
Underwood: Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra. 2008.
UrbanScapes (piano with cd accompaniment). 2002.
WarHammer (marimba with CD-synthesizer accompaniment), 1999.
War Is Kind (symphonic band, chorus). Commissioned, 2003.
Wild and Peaceful (alto saxophone, vibraphone, string trio), Commissioned, 2008
Windows: Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra. Commissioned, 2005.
You, Who Sang In Summer (clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, percussion, piano, violin), 2002.
Zyprexia (marimba solo and perc.). Commissioned, 2005.
DISCOGRAPHY (recordings of music written by Daniel McCarthy)
American Quintets II. The Solaris Quintet. Tales of the Donner Expedition. Capstone, 2003.
Capriccio. Chicago Saxophone Quartet, Indiana State University Wind Ensemble.
Polarization. Trumedia Records, ltd., 1995.
Christopher Norton. Christopher Norton, marimba. The Call of Boromir. McClaren Media Records, 1997.
GéNIA. GéNIA . UrbanScapes. GéNIA Records International, 2001.
Hemispheres. The University of North Texas Wind Symphony. Eugene Corporon..
Chamber Symphony No.2. Klavier, 2003l.
Harrington String Quartet. The 3rd, 4th, and 5th String Quartets of Daniel McCarthy. Performed by The
Harrington String Quartet. Albany Records, 2003l.
Infinity. Edward Bach, trumpet. Infinity. McClaren Media Records, 1998.
KraftWerk. The Balance Tuba/Percussion Duo. KrafterWerk, by Daniel McCarthy. Klavier Records, 2008.
McCarthy: Electro-Acoustic. Truemedia Records, Ltd., 1994.
Motion Beyond. The University of North Texas Wind Symphony. Chamber Symphony No. 1. Klavier Records, 2001.
21St Century: Master Musicians Collective. Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra.Towers. MMC Records, 2005.
New Music From Ohio. Lakeland Jazz Orchestra. Nimbus Records, 1991.
Nostalgica (Barrick Stees and the Arianna Quartet). All The West Was Moving. Centaur Records, 2002.
Perpetual. Michael Burritt, marimba. Rimbasly. Peppermint Records, 1990.
Reflections. University of Akron Jazz Ensemble. The Moderns . Mark Records, 2000.
Shadow Chasers. Michael Burritt, Concerto for Marimba. Truemeda Records, Ltd., 1998.
Society of Composers, Inc.: "Grand Designs". Harmonizer. Capstone Records, 1997.
Song and Dance. Rhythm & Brass. American Dance Music. d'note Classics, 1997.
Song of Middle Earth (percussion music of Dan McCarthy). McClaren Media Records, 1998.
Spiral Passages: Nathan Daugherty, Marimba. WarHammer. McClaren Records, 2001.
Strike: The Music of Motion. The Meadows Percussion Ensemble. Concerto for Marimba. Gasparo GPR-346, 2002.
Stubborn Beauties. Roger Zahab. Harmonizer . Truemedia Records, Ltd, 1994.
Telling Tales: The Cleveland Composers Guild. Chamber Symphony No. 3 for Clarinet. Capstone Records, 2004.
The Harrington String Quartet * Daniel McCarthy. Records, 2007.
Time Pieces. Eugene Corporon, The North Texas Winds Symphony. Chamber Symphony No. 2. Klavier 11122.
Towers of Power. Timothy McAllister and The Arizona Wind Ensemble, Gregg Hanson conducing. Albany Records, 2007.
HONORS and AWARDS
2007 New Generations Orchestral Commission, Grand Haven Symphony Orchestra
2006 Ohio Arts Council Excellence Award, Music Composition
2006 University of Akron Research Fellowship
2005 The Sackler Award (Music for Chamber Winds: The University of Connecticut)
2005 Ohio Composer-of-the-Year: The Ohio Music Teachers Association
2003 Nomination for the Pulitzer Prize in Music: Michigan State University
2002 Nomination for the Grawemeyer Award: Michigan State University
2002 University of Akron Research Fellowship
2001 International New Music Consortium Composition Prize (New York University)
2000 Nomination for The Pulitzer Prize: Cleveland Chamber Symphony
2000 First Prize ppIANISSIMO Piano Composition Competition, Belgrade
1999 Life-Time Achievement Award; The State of Michigan Legislature
1998 Theodore Dreiser Distinguished Creativity Award, Indiana State University
1997 Indiana State University Arts Endowment Grant
1997 Indiana Arts Commission: Individual Fellowship Grant
1995 Residency Fellowship in Composition: Mary Anderson Center for the Arts
1994 The Connie Weldon Prize
1993 Indiana State University Arts Endowment Grant
1993 International Trumpet Guild Composition Contest
1992 T.U.B.A. Universal Brotherhood Association Composition Contest
1991 Ohio Federation of Music Clubs Adult Composers Prize
1991 Ohio Arts Council: Individual Artist Fellowship
1990 National T.U.B.A. Composition Contest
1989-90 Ohio Federation of Music Clubs Adult Composers Prize
1986 International Jazz Educator's Composers Prize
PRINCIPAL GUEST COMPOSER APPEARANCES
2009 James Madison University Contemporary Music Festival
2009 Florida State University Festival of New Music
2008 The University of Arizona School of Music
2007 Case Western Reserve University
2006 The University of Michigan
2005 Michigan State University College of Musi
2004 East Central Oklahoma University Department of Musi
2003 Central Michigan University New Music Symposium
2002 The Interlochen Arts Academy
2000 Heidelberg New Music Festival
1998 Illinois State University Computer Arts Festival
ADJUDICATION and REVIEWERSHIPS (composition contests 2007-2008)
Chair and Judge: Akron City School Scholastic Composition Contest.
Chair and Judge: ASCAP National Student Composition Competition.
Reviewer: Prentice Hall, Elements of Tonal Music, Joseph Straus.
Reviewer: Enslow Publishers, Inc., American Composers.
Judge: Percussive Arts Society Composition Contest.
Judge: American String Teachers Association Composition Contest.
Judge: ASCAP Student Composers Awards.
Southern Chapter of Music Teachers Association Composition Contest.