While all scores remain available from Theodore Front Musical Literature, the entire catalog is now being gradually transferred to Universal Edition, Vienna (

Recently completed: a second full-scale opera: The Camp, Scenes of Life in a War Relocation Center

Librettist: Lionelle Hamanaka

orchestration: shakuhachi, koto, flute, clarinet, percussion, and string orchestra/string ensemble; now looking for a production


Article: "Dan Kessner: a Composer at 70"

by Carla Rees, in The Journal of the British Flute Society, Volume 35, Number 1, March 2016


Travelogue: Daniel Kessner Chamber Music III

Featuring Le Quatuor de Guitares de Versailles
Quatuor Vélasquez
Cecília Fontes - soprano
Lúcia Rodrigues - piano
Nancy Roth - violin
Dolly Eugenio Kessner - piano

Reverberance, for 4 Guitars, Sonata for Violin and Piano, String Quartet No. 4,
Tornando al Mare, for voice and piano, Suite for Four Guitars

Centaur Records CRC 3478


Spellbound, for Low Flute Choir
commissioned by the National Flute Association 
2018 Convention

Cantique aux animaux; Cantata No. 3, for choir(s) and guitar quartet - 2015
commissioned by the Maîtrise de la Perverie, Gilles Gérard - Director

Aria Adrift, for flute and piano, commissioned by the National Flute Association
for the 2015 High School Soloist Competition


New York Moments
The Tapestry Ensemble
Navona Records NV5888

Daniel Kessner: Undercurrent/Current

and works by William Toutant, Frank Campo, Gernot Wolfgang,
Dan Hosken, and Liviu Marinescu


Centaur Records CRC 3134 - Daniel Kessner: Solo and Chamber Works

String Quartet No. 2
Natural Cycles, for bass flute and piano
Toccata for Piano
Genera, for flute/alto flute/bass flute and clarinet/bass clarinet
String Quartet No. 3




Two days of Master Classes/Workshops at the Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg; studio of Marcos Fregnani, Professor of Flute, September 2017

Fulbright Specialist Grant, Residency at the Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal, October 1-15, 2011 - including premiere of Romp for Piano and Orchestra with Dolly Eugenio Kessner and the Orchestra of the Universidade do Minho, conducted by the composer; three flute-piano recitals by the Duo Kessner in Braga and Porto, and two works performed by the Banda de Música de Espinho, Helder Tavares, conductor.

Fulbright Senior Specialist Grant, Residency at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, October 27 - November 11, 2007 - including flute-piano recital, workshops, lectures, and concert with Trondheim Sinfonietta.

Adjunct Professor, Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California, Fall Semester 2006

Visiting Professor of Composition, University of Hawaii - Manoa, Spring Semester 2006

Guest Conductor, Moorpark Symphony Orchestra, Spring Semester 2005

Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, March-July, 2003, to perform and lecture at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Trossingen, Germany.