New Music Director of Youth Symphony
Dr. Daniel Gee, assistant professor of music at Westmont College, is the new Music Director of the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony.
Gee, who conducts the college choir and chamber singers, says: “I am thrilled at this opportunity to lead the youth symphony and continue the legacy of investing in our community’s young musicians… Making music together is one of life’s greatest joys, and the challenges that our youth face today makes this all the more valuable.”
The youth symphony has a 57-year history in our Eden by the Beach and has produced notable alumni both in and out of music. Gee has served as assistant conductor of the Long Beach Symphony and associate conductor of Orange County’s Choral Arts Initiative.
He first moved to Santa Barbara to attend Westmont College, received his Doctor of Musical Arts from USC’s Thornton School of Music, and returned to our oceanside community two years ago to take on his role as faculty.