First-year DM Composition - FSU; M.M. Composition -University of Arkansas; B.A. Music - Northeastern State University
Research interests: Daniel J. Thompson is a composer, improviser, and pianist currently pursuing doctoral composition studies at Florida State University. In recent years, his chamber works have been performed at The Dimenna Center for Classical Music, The Spectrum, Jan Hus Church (all in New York, NY); The Secret Theatre (as part of the Queens New Music Festival in Long Island City, NY); The Old Westbury Gardens (Westbury, NY); and in numerous student and faculty recitals at universities across the country. Lately his analytical research has been focused on algorithmic approaches to explicating pitch centricity and relative harmonic tension in post-tonal music, particularly in the early works of the Second Viennese School. Aside from artistic and academic pursuits, Mr. Thompson is a devoted father and husband with a thirst for nature and the hopeless pursuit of peace of mind.