Composer Daniel P. Ott was born in Neptune City, N.J. He has been a faculty member in the College and Pre-College Divisions since 2001 and in the Evening Division since 2005. He has been commissioned by the National Symphony, Auburn Symphony, Northwest Sinfonietta, New York City Ballet’s Choreographic Institute, Bargemusic, the Chiara Quartet, and Quintet of the Americas, among others. His work has been premiered and performed all over the world, including at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, the Guggenheim Museum, the Louvre, Sadler’s Wells, and at the Aspen and Ravinia festivals. His work has been choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky, Christopher Wheeldon, Benjamin Millepied, and Larry Keigwin, among others. Awards he has received include both the Goddard Lieberson Fellowship and Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as three ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards. His compositions include pieces for orchestra, concert band, ballet, chamber ensembles, and voice. He has been composer in residence with the New York Choreographic Institute in 2003 and 2007 and with the Northwest Sinfonietta from 2000-01, with the Seaside Institute in 2004, and with the Kyoto International Music Students Festival in 2000. He is assistant professor of music theory and composition at Fordham University. He received his bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute and his master’s and doctorate from Juilliard. Ott studied composition with Ned Rorem, John Corigliano, and Robert Beaser. He was an Aspen Fellow with John Corigliano and Christopher Rouse in 2000.