Daniel Adams is a Professor of Music at Texas Southern University in Houston where he has also served as Acting Department Chair. Adams holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Master of Music from the University of Miami Frost School of Music and a Bachelor of Music from Louisiana State University. Adams is the composer of numerous published musical compositions and the author of articles and reviews on topics related to Twentieth Century percussion music, music pedagogy, and the music of Texas. He has received commissions from The McCormick Percussion Group, The McCormick Duo, the Robinson High School Percussion Ensemble (Tampa, FL), The Gulf Coast Community Band, The Leechburg (PA) High School Percussion Ensemble, the Louisiana State University Percussion Ensemble, the EOS flute and guitar duo, guitarist Kenneth Kam, VioLet, Lee Hinkle, Richard Nunemaker Studios, Selmer Paris, Buffet Crampon, D’Addario Woodwinds and the Texas Chamber Symphony.
Adams’s music has been performed throughout the United States, and in Spain, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Finland, Costa Rica, Turkey, Argentina, Bulgaria, Canada, Australia, Great Britain, and South Korea. His music is recorded on Capstone Records, Ravello, Navona, Phasma, Ablaze, Potenza, Albany, and Summit Records.