Daniel Musselman (b. 1980), an active composer in West Tennessee, currently serves as Acting Department Chair and Director of Choral Activities at Union University. He holds composition degrees from both Westminster Choir College and the University of Kansas and maintains an active schedule of commissions and related writing projects. In his writing, he seeks to balance the depth of tradition with the breadth of modern technique. His music is influenced by the works of Barber, Bartok, and Arnold among others. Over the years, he has been privileged to study with Alice Parker, James Barnes, Forrest Pierce and Joel Phillips. Daniel lives in Tennessee with his wife and their three children.