Morris, Daniel

New World Symphony


Daniel Morris is currently a Percussion Fellow at the New World Symphony.  Prior to joining the orchestra, Morris spent two years living in Seattle, Washington where he studied with Seattle Symphony Principal Percussionist Michael Werner.  Morris has recently performed with the Seattle Symphony and the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra.  He has also appeared with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the Evansville Philharmonic in Indiana, and the Owensboro Symphony in Kentucky.  Morris participated in the 2015 Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina. His previous summer training includes Music Academy of the West, the Chautauqua Music Festival and the Interlochen Arts Camp.  A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Daniel began his orchestral studies as a member of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra.  There he participated in Side-by-Side concerts with the Cleveland Orchestra and received coaching from orchestra members.  A committed performer of contemporary and chamber music, Morris has recently performed works by John Luther Adams, Paul Lansky, Steve Reich, Alejandro Viñao, Charles Wuorinen,, and Iannis Xenakis.  Always interested in the intersection of music and technology, he has composed, adapted, and performed works for percussion and electronics.  Daniel holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music and a Masters Degree from Manhattan School of Music where his teachers were Erik Charlston, Chris Lamb, Duncan Patton, and She-e Wu.