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Daniel Conant

Degrees & Studies

Master of Music (Guitar and Chamber Music) – Lemmens Institute, LUCA School of Arts Master of Music (Guitar Performance) – Eastman School of Music Bachelor of Arts – Sarah Lawrence College


Guitar & Music Theory

Music Conservatory of Westchester

Faculty since 2023

Born In

New York City

Performances & Distinctions

Daniel has performed at prestigious NYC venues such as Weill Recital Hall, Symphony Space, and the Morgan Library & Museum. He has performed internationally in Italy, Belgium, Mexico, and Canada, where he was a prizewinner at the Hamilton International Guitar Competition. Devoted to new music, Daniel has premiered works by composers Alba Potes, William Anderson, and Jonathan Dawe, among others. Daniel is also an active chamber musician, and in October 2023 he released an album of chamber music for flute, viola, and guitar with Nina Sivošová and Ema Tufekčić. Daniel holds a Bachelor of Arts from Sarah Lawrence College where he studied with guitarist-composer William Anderson. He earned a Master of Music with honors from the Eastman School of Music where he worked closely with guitarist Nicholas Goluses and lutenist Paul O’Dette. In 2020, he was awarded a grant from the Belgian-American Educational Foundation to study with Raphaëlla Smits at Lemmens Institute in Leuven, Belgium.

Teaching Philosophy

Since 2017 Daniel has taught music privately and at various institutions in the US and Belgium, including NY String Academy, Wonderful World International Music School, and the Arthur Satz Department of Music at the University of Rochester. Daniel teaches music theory and classical guitar at Music Conservatory of Westchester.