My composition entry for 2017 Emerging Composer Contest. Score better than previous year entry.
From theater compositions to film scores to late night jam sessions, Dan Clingman has made his mark on arts scenes since the late 1990s.
While Dan’s big personality, lyrical intellect and ability to play more than a couple instruments wows live music lovers around town, Dan’s brilliance lies in his orchestral compositions and sound designs. Working with big-name clients such as Shedd Aquarium, Noble Fool Theatricals, and Loyola University, Dan has created musical arrangements that are rich in intricacies, dramatic and simply enchanting.
His secret ingredient stems from a 13-year career as a professional ballet dancer with the Grand Rapids Ballet. Dancing to the delightful music of The Nutcracker, or the intense Romeo and Juliet score, Dan has an intimate connection with the relationship between music and visual presentation.
Bringing the magic to stories with music is his passion.
My composition entry for 2016 Emerging Composer Contest. Though I wasn't a top ten entry, I am ecstatic over the feedback I received and extremely proud of this work.