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DANIEL FOLEY was born in Toronto in 1952. He is a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts (B.Mus.) and the University of Toronto (M.Mus.). He also attended the Banff Centre for the Arts’ composition workshops in 1978 and 79. From 1980 to 86 he was an instructor in music theory and ethnomusicology at the University of Guelph. For the remainder of the decade he worked as a composer and arranger for the Canadian Native Arts Foundation. Since 1994 he has been closely associated with Toronto’s New Music Concerts while freelancing as a composer, music engraver, webmaster and graphic designer. He has written several notable solo works for pianist Antonin Kubalek, accordionist Joseph Petric, bassist Thomas Monahan and organist Matthew Larkin and has received orchestral and ensemble commissions from the Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Central to Foley’s oeuvre is his Hommage series of chamber works honouring a succession of visual artists (Monet, Kandinsky, Klee, Mondrian and Henri Rousseau) from whom he has drawn musical inspiration, and for whom in turn music itself was a central element of their own aesthetic development.

Postal Address
707 - 224  Saint George Street, Toronto, Ontario (Canada) M5R 2N9
(Born in Toronto on April 24, 1952)
1978/79 Banff Centre for the Arts (July-August), Master Classes with Serge Garant, Gilles Tremblay, Bruce Mather, Oskar Morawetz and Violet Archer
1977 Master of Music (Composition), University of Toronto, student of John Weinzweig and Lothar Klein
1974 Bachelor of Music (Composition), North Carolina School of the Arts, student of Robert Ward and Sherwood Shaffer
1999 Grand Prize, Jan Vermulst Organ Competition (Netherlands)
1988 Premio Internationale "Cittá di Castelfidardo" (Italy)
1981 Creative Arts Award, Canadian Federation of University Women
1979 Banff Centre for the Fine Arts Scholarship, University of Toronto Fellowship, Ontario Graduate Scholarship
1978 Canada Council Short Term Grant, University of Toronto Fellowship, Ontario Graduate Scholarship
1971 Student Composer Award, Broadcast Music Inc.
1970 Student Composer Award, Broadcast Music Inc.
1969-74 Vittorio Giannini Composition Awards, North Carolina School of the Arts
1967-70 Northern Virginia Music Centre Summer Scholarships
1966 Student Composer Award, Broadcast Music Inc.
2003 Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
2002 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, for New Music Concerts
1999 The Riverdale Ensemble
1995 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, for the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
1993 Toronto Arts Council, for Tiina Kiik          Royal Canadian College of Organists (Toronto Chapter)
1991 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, for Antonin Kubalek          Church of St. John the Divine (Victoria), for Matthew Larkin
1990 Jürgen Wunn and Stefan Hussong, Trossingen, Germany
1984 Ontario Arts Council, for Joseph Petric
1982 Ontario Arts Council, for the Musica Viva Trio
1981 Canadian Federation of University Women
1980 The Canada Council, for Joseph Petric          Ontario Arts Council, for Viiu Varik          Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects
1979 Ontario Music Educator's Association
1977 Ontario Arts Council, for Joseph Petric
Professional Affiliations
Associate Composer, Canadian Music Centre
Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN)
Society for Reproduction Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers in Canada (SODRAC)
Personal History
1992 - present associate, New Music Concerts (Toronto)
1986 - present Professional music copyist, editor and arranger
1998 Jury member, Ontario Arts Council, music commissioning and classical recording juries.
1997 Jury member, Arraymusic Young Composer's Workshop; Music consultant, Théâtre Française de Toronto
1995-98 Editor / Producer of Hear and Now, a monthly calendar of new music performances in Toronto
1990 Orchestrations and arrangements for Divided Loyalties, a CTV television biography of Mohawk leader Joseph Brant
1988 Assistant Musical Director and Co-Author, Canadian Native Arts Foundation production of the native ballet, In the Land of Spirits.
1986-88 Board member, Canadian Contemporary Music Workshop
1987 Jury Member, American Society of University Composers
1986-87 Council member, Canadian League of Composers
1980-86 Lecturer, University of Guelph
1978-80 Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto
1974-76 Instructor, North Carolina School of the Arts
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