Daniel Asia has been an eclectic and unique composer from the start. He has enjoyed the usual grants from Meet the Composer, a UK Fulbright award, Guggeneheim Fellowship, MacDowell and Tanglewood fellowships, ASCAP and BMI prizes, Copland Fund grants, and numerous others. He was recently honored with a Music Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
As a writer and critic, his articles have appeared in Academic Questions, The New Criterion, Huffington Post, Athenaeum Review, and New Music Connoisseur. He is the author of Observations on Music, Culture and Politics, recently published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, and editor of The Future of (High Culture) in America (also CSP). He is Professor of Music in the Fred Fox School of Music at the University of Arizona, and President of The Center for American Culture and Ideas. www.danielasia.net