Daniel Gee appointed music director of Santa Barbara Youth Symphony

Posted on: July 26, 2022

California’s Santa Barbara Symphony has named DANIEL GEE as music director of the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony for the 2022-23 season. Gee is an assistant professor of music at Westmont College, where he conducts the College Choir and Chamber Singers. The Santa Barbara Symphony’s music education programs include three youth ensembles for students in grades 3 through 12, from beginner to advanced: Camerata Ensemble, Philharmonia Orchestra, and the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony. Gee has served as assistant conductor for the Long Beach Symphony and associate conductor of Orange County’s Choral Arts Initiative, with conducting experience that includes professional ensembles, church and community groups, and educational settings. Gee received his doctor of musical arts degree from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music. His work abroad has included teaching and conducting masterclasses at the 2018 Simpósio de Música in São Paulo, Brazil, and performing with the USC Chamber Singers in the Baltics and Poland. He began his music studies studying the cello in his public school music program in Temple City, CA.