Connecticut’s New Haven Symphony Orchestra has appointed violinist and composer DANIEL BERNARD ROUMAIN as artist-in-residence for the current 2018-19 season. He will be the featured artist for the orchestra’s Young People’s Concerts in March, and his Hip-Hop Essay Part 1 will be included on the orchestra’s April 4 To Thee We Sing program, which celebrates the 80th anniversary of contralto Marian Anderson’s performance at the Lincoln Memorial. Known for infusing his violin music with electronic and urban music influences, Roumain has been nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Musical Composition; been featured as keynote performer at technology conferences; and written large-scale, site-specific music for public parks. He debuted at Carnegie Hall in 2000 with the American Composers Orchestra performing his Harlem Essay for Orchestra. He has composed works for the Boston Pops, Carnegie Hall, the Library of Congress, Stuttgart Symphony, and others. Roumain earned a doctorate in music composition from the University of Michigan and is institute professor of practice at Arizona State University. He serves on the boards of the League of American Orchestras, the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, and Creative Capital as well as the advisory committee of the Sphinx Organization.

Posted February 27, 2019