Eichenbaum, Daniel

Assistant Professor of Music
Wallman Hall, Room 238
(304) 367-4169
B.M. The Pennsylvania State University
M.M. University of Michigan
D.M.A University of Missouri - Kansas City


Composer Daniel Eishenbaum's music has been performed and published throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. His Sinfonietta, for wind ensemble augmented with string quartet, is a ground-breaking work premiered by the University of Missouri-Kansas City's Wind Symphony under the direction of Steven Davis. Other recent works include Orbit, for flute, clarinet, and live electronics commissioned and premiered by the Kansas City Electronic Music and Arts Alliance.

Dr. Eichenbaum combines his love of music and science as curator and composer for the interdisciplinary performance group, Dark Matter. Dark Matter performs live, electroacoustic music in a planetarium combining performance art and science education into a single, unified experience. Dark Matter has already won grants from the Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City and Charlotte Street Foundation.

In addition to his creative output, Dr. Eichenbaum is a devoted teacher of composition and music theory. From 2007 to 2011, Dr. Eichenbaum was a Fellow for the Composers in the Schools (CITS) program. CITS is an outreach program that places well-qualified music teachers in classrooms where they can inspire underserved Kansas City students. From 2005 to 2007 Dr. Eichenbaum was Instructor of Theory and Composition at Mahidol University, Thailand. In March of 2007, Dr. Eichenbaum spent a week in Myanmar giving masterclasses at the Gitameit Music Center and oversaw the premiere of his new choir piece, To the Evening Star. From 2001 to 2005, he taught and coordinated the Tucson Symphony Orchestra's Young Composer Project (YCP), where young students learned to write for symphony orchestra. While teaching for the YCP, Dr. Eichenbaum worked with guest artists Evelyn Glennie, Bobby McFerrin, William McGlaughlin, and Roberto Sierra.

Dr. Eichenbaum earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in music composition at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, where he studied with Chen Yi, James Mobberley, Paul Rudy, and Pulitzer Prize winning composer Zhou Long.