Discipline: Music Composition

Daniel Felsenfeld

Discipline: Music Composition
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2000, 2004, 2005, 2019, 2024

Daniel Felsenfeld is a composer, author, and teacher based in New York. He teaches at the Juilliard School and the New York Philharmonic and is a cofounder of the New Music Gathering.

Recent commissions include The Crossing and the International Contemporary Ensemble, the Anthony Burgess Foundation, the Parhelion Trio, Transient Canvas, and the Brooklyn Art Song Society. Collaborations include working with everyone from Rick Moody and Wesley Stace to Jay-Z and The Roots.

Felsenfelds numerous other commissions and performances include Trinity Wall Street, Simone Dinnerstein, Two Sense, Ensemble Dal Niente, American Opera Projects, Opera on Tap, NANOWorks Opera, Pasadena Opera, ACME, Transit, REDSHIFT, Blair McMillen, Lara Downes, Secret Opera, Stephanie Mortimore, Brooklyn Art Song Society, New Gallery Concert Series at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, BAM, Kennedy Center, Le Poisson Rouge, Bargemusic, Galapagos Art Space, The Stone, Jordan Hall, and Duke, Stanford, and Harvard Universities.

At MacDowell in 2000, Felsenfeld continued work on his opera, "The Last of Manhattan." In 2005, he completed an orchestra piece, "Insomnia Redux, 4 AM," and worked on a sonata for piccolo and piano for premiere in 2006.



Daniel Felsenfeld worked in the Chapman studio.

Chapman Studio was funded by Mrs. Alice Woodrough Chapman in memory of her husband, composer George Alexander Chapman. Symmetrically massed, the building is stuccoed on the exterior with a natural, unpainted cement. Its unusual half-timbered ornament consists of slender, knotty spruce poles painted a dark green color. A central, peak-roofed entrance porch appears on the north side…

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