DANIEL W BOOTHE
DANIEL W. BOOTHE is an internationally award-winning music professional serving as Music Director & Conductor for the Symphonicity Orchestra in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He also serves as Commander & Conductor for the Air National Guard Band of the Southwest in Texas and Principal Conductor for the International Composers Festival in the United Kingdom. His live events span 31 U.S. states, Southwest Asia, and Russia with media broadcasts for over 50 million people in 175 countries. His writings on music have been featured from newspaper arts columns to various industry research publications. Boothe currently serves on the music faculty of the F. Ludwig Diehn School of Music at Old Dominion University and is sought after as a national music adjudicator and commissioned composer. His music has been recorded by professional ensembles and recognized with awards from USA-TODAY and the National Band Association. He was a former finalist for the American Prize in Conducting and a recipient of the prestigious David Effron Conducting Fellowship from the Chautauqua Institution in New York where he led symphonic, ballet and operatic performances to rave reviews. As a military conductor, he earned the highest international citation for military music as awarded by The John Philip Sousa Foundation and was awarded a National Medal of the Arts with other military music professionals, the highest award given to artists by the U.S. government. Over the years he has produced numerous chamber, jazz and symphonic professional recordings and was chosen to lead a televised concert for the Hallmark Channel that featured the U.S. President and other Grammy-winning artists.