Dr. Daniel Roihl (conductor, performer, composer, educator, clinician) has spent the past twenty-five years sharing his infectious passion for the musical arts with audiences, students, and collaborators of all ages, disciplines, and experience levels. He was the founding conductor of the Concordia Society chamber choir, the Winthrop House Chamber Choir and Orchestra, and the Deerfield Choral Society, and has also directed the Toscanini Chamber Orchestra, the Elm City Girls Choir, and various choral ensembles at Deerfield Academy, Scripps College, Harvard, Yale, and the University of Southern California. He has served as Organist and/or Music Director at the Lexington United Methodist Church, St. James’ Episcopal Church in South Pasadena, and the Congregational Church of Topsfield. As a member of the faculties of Scripps College, Deerfield Academy, USC, and World Mission University, he has taught courses in conducting, choral literature, and music theory. In addition to his work with GSCS, Dr. Roihl also currently serves as Music Director of the Nashua Choral Society.
As a countertenor, Roihl has appeared as a soloist with numerous professional choirs throughout New England and Southern California, performed at early music festivals in Bloomington (IN) and Corona del Mar (CA), and been featured on several soundtracks, including the 2007 film I Am Legend and the 2016 video game Final Fantasy XV. Equally at home on the stage, his opera credits include Tolomeo in Handel’s Giulio Cesare, Corindo in Cesti’s Orontea, and The Sorceress in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. Despite his active solo career, Roihl has continuously been devoted to and engaged in ensemble performance, singing in the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, The Boston Cecilia, and other area choruses.
Also in demand as a composer, Roihl has written commissions for Boston’s Youth Pro Musica, the Royal School of Church Musicians, the Harvard University Choir, several churches, and the installation of a past Harvard President. When not making music, Roihl spends his time hiking the White Mountains with his wife Becky, tutoring high school students, and helping businesses implement software solutions for tax compliance. Roihl holds a B.A. from Harvard, an M.M. from Yale, and a D.M.A. from the University of Southern California.