Daniel Sonenberg has written extensively for chamber and orchestral ensembles, and has recently gained notice for his art songs and theater compositions. His Baseball Songs, described by James Oestreich as “touching” in the New York Times, won the Robert Starer prize of the City University of New York. His music has been presented by the Da Capo Chamber Players, Friends and Enemies of New Music, the Momenta String Quartet, the New York Singing Teachers Association, the American Composers Alliance, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, The Woodstock Chamber Orchestra and others. Portions of his opera, The Summer King, have been presented by American Opera Projects, the Manhattan School of Music and as part of New York City Opera’s Vox and Friends festival at Symphony Space. A recent workshop of the opera was reviewed in the Wall Street Journal. Dr. Sonenberg is a founding member of the New York-based composers collective South Oxford Six, who have presented concerts of new music at various locations in New York City and in Sombor, Serbia. He has received grants and fellowships from Meet The Composer, The Corporation of Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. He has also gained national and international recognition for his scholarly work on singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell. Dr. Sonenberg holds a BA from Bard College, an MA from Queens College, and a DMA from the City University of New York, and his principal teachers have included Joan Tower, Daron Hagen and David Del Tredici. Since September 2005, he has been Assistant Professor and Resident Composer at the University of Southern Maine School of Music.