Daniel Halseth has a Bachelor’s of Music degree in Contemporary Music from Western Oregon University. He is expected to receive his MBA in February 2012.
In the past few years Daniel has performed in 120+ bands and ensembles, where the style ranges from symphonic to metal. He has also recorded and made CDs for over 60 different ensembles and bands, which has given him many, many hours of experience in studio engineering and electronic music. Daniel assisted in teaching the electronic music and theory courses, and accompanied many of the dance classes at Western Oregon University. He usually gives private drum and piano lessons also.
Daniel released his first CD, About Time, in the summer of 1999. It featured many of his original piano compositions. He hopes to release another sometime in the year 2010. Through his music, Daniel seeks to touch people’s lives and to help those in need.
In 1997 Daniel was awarded the Western Oregon University Community Service Scholarship Program Internship with Art Abrams Swing Machine Big Band. He also performed in the College Band Directors National Association Intercollegiate Honor Band. Also in 1997 he was chosen to represent Western Oregon University as one of the most active students at the University. This gave him national recognition in the media. In 1999 he was recognized by WOU and the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi for achievement of academic excellence in Music. Daniel was also a member of the Multimedia Composers Forum, the Oregon Fife and Drum Corps, the Northwest Civil War Council, the 116th Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment, Company B, and Campus Crusade for Christ.
Daniel’s other interests include graphic design, video editing, composition, arranging, sequencing, helping and meeting people, camping, hiking, photography, and church activities.