Daniel Zajicek is an American composer and artist, whose creative output has been described as both “significant” and “unsettling.” Works by Daniel include installation and video art, as well as electronic, orchestral, operatic, vocal, rock ensemble, and instrumental pieces. Honors have come from ASCAP, IMTA, MMTA, and the National Guild of Piano Teachers, with notable performances taking place at the Ft. Worth Opera, the Nautilus Music-Theater, Diverseworks, SEAMUS, as well as performances in Turkey, Portugal, the Czech Republic, England, Cuba, Canada, China, and Taiwan. He studied composition and piano at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, electroacoustic music and composition at the University of North Texas, and received a doctoral degree in composition from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. As a teacher, Daniel taught Digital Audio at the Art Institute of Houston, Music Theory at Lee College, and Aural Skills and Electronic Music at Rice University. He teaches piano and guitar privately, and as a performer, spends most of his time playing the guitar and bass with bluegrass, gospel, and rock ensembles. He is the current Director of Music Ministries at St. Philip’s United Methodist Church.