Daniel Perttu's music has been performed in Europe, Asia, and throughout the United States.
Performances of his music have occurred in arts festivals, new music festivals and concerts, solo recitals at the international, national, and regional levels, Society of Composers conferences, and College Music Society conferences.
Recently, Perttu's music has been released on the Navona records label; one of his orchestral pieces is the title feature of the CD entitled Light and Shadow. Critics have characterized this piece as “blending mystery, action, and excitement,” and have praised it as being “fantastic” and “superb.” In addition, his fantasy for flute and piano, Gloamin, was recently released on the album entitled Lock and Key.
Besides his CD releases, Perttu’s music has been published by Editions Musica Ferrum, based in Athens, Greece, as well as BRS Music, Inc. (Indianapolis) and Dorn Publications (Boston).
Perttu has also received various commissions and awards from throughout the country, the most recent of which was for the premiere of a piece for the Greenville Symphony Orchestra and Shenango Valley Chorale in northwestern Pennsylvania.
He completed his doctorate at Ohio State, master's degrees at Kent State, and bachelor's degree at Williams College, graduating magna cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He works as music composition and theory professor at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania.
Daniel Perttu's works currently published by Editions Musica Ferrum:
Toccata For Piano Duet