Daniel A. Walzer is an Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Walzer received his MFA from Academy of Art University in San Francisco, his MM from the University of Cincinnati, and his BM from Bowling Green State University. Originally trained as a jazz percussionist, Walzer has composed music for a range of small ensembles, solo instruments, and soundscape pieces for fixed media. Walzer recently won the 2016 360 Jazz Composer’s Initiative from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and had premieres by the Adelphi University Flute Ensemble and a saxophone duet at the New Music at the Bayou Festival. Additionally, some of Walzer’s recent electroacoustic work appears on the Janus Music and Sound Label. Walzer recently completed his doctorate from the University of the Cumberlands.