Daniel Shaw
Artistic Director and Founder,
Composer's Choir

Daniel Shaw

Artistic Director and Founder

Based in Hamden, Connecticut, conductor/composer Daniel Shaw offers a unique service, sought by composers across the globe. With a B.A. in music from Dartmouth, M.M. in Choral Conducting from Emory University and M.M. in Music Education from University of Toronto, he has the background and skill set. More importantly, Shaw relates to your struggle: creating a piece that never gets recorded. 

Since 2010, Composer’s Choir has recorded choral compositions with more than 100 works from over 50 composers across the United States, England, Israel and Australia.

In 2011, Shaw became Music Director of the New Haven Oratorio Choir which performs a range of sacred and secular music. Diverse choral works span from Renaissance to new works by present-day composers. Seasonally, Shaw can be found conducting the Connecticut Yuletide Carolers.

Before returning to his home state of Connecticut, Shaw worked as Assistant Conductor of the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh and Director of Middle School Choirs at Trevor Day School in New York City (NYC). In NYC he founded the American Radio Choir, a professional troupe of distinguished singers that recorded and distributed new works by living American composers. 

Former music director for churches across Pennsylvania, Connecticut and past faculty for Duquesne University and John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, Shaw is a choral composer with numerous commissions. His works are performed across the United States and Canada, and his music is published by Boosey & Hawkes.