conductor - composer - soloist

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Daniel I. Paulson

"His music bloomed dramatically and expansively"

-Sacramento Bee

Copyright Daniel I. Paulson 2018


holds a Bachelor of Music degree in voice performance from Sacramento State University, a Masters of Music Degree in Choral Conducting from California State University, Los Angeles, and is a Doctoral student in Music Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Hailed as an “astute programmer” and a conductor who can “coax urbane performances from his singers,” Daniel has been a featured conductor on the International Festival of New American Music in Sacramento, CA, the Old First Concert Series in San Francisco, CA, the Northern Zone Music Educators Association's High School Honor Choir in Nevada and the American Choral Directors Association's 2011 National Convention in Chicago, IL.  He has been a featured presenter for the 2013 TEDx Conference, here in Sacramento, and recently was awarded the American Society of Composers and Publishers (ASCAP) 2015-16 National Award for Adventurous Programming.


Currently, he is Professor of Voice and Choral Music at Sacramento City College,  is a resident artist with the Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, and serves as Founder & Music Director for Vox Musica (