Daniel S. Godfrey (b. 1949) received his graduate degrees in composition from Yale University and the University of Iowa. He is Professor and Chair in of the Music Department as well as Coordinator for Creative Practice Leadership graduate program at Northeastern University’s College or Arts, Media and Design. Prior to his appointment at Northeastern in August 2015, Godfrey was Professor of Music Composition, Theory and History at Syracuse University’s Setnor School of Music, where also he served variously as Director of the School of Music, Composer-in-Residence and chair of the Department of Composition.
He has also held guest faculty appointments in composition at the Eastman School of Music and the Indiana University School of Music.
Godfrey has earned awards and commissions from the J. S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Fromm Music Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Bogliasco Foundation, the Koussevitzky Music Foundation, and the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition, among many others. His music has been performed by distinguished soloists, chamber ensembles and orchestras throughout the U.S. and abroad. He is founder and co-director of the Seal Bay Festival of American Chamber Music (on the Maine coast) and is co-author of Music Since 1945, published by Schirmer Books.
Godfrey’s works are recorded on Albany, CRI, GM, Innova, Klavier, Koch, UK Light and Mark compact discs. His music is available through publishers Carl Fischer and G. Schirmer.