Daniel Sonenberg is a composer, performer and scholar. His music has been performed by ensembles and institutions including the Da Capo Chamber Players, Friends and Enemies of New Music, American Opera Projects, the Manhattan School of Music, the American Composers Alliance, the Momenta String Quartet and numerous others. Along with Chen Yi, Mr. Sonenberg was a composer in residence at the Portland Chamber Music Festival last summer, where his piece Whistlesparks for harp and flute was performed by Orpheus principle flutist Elizabeth Mann and harpist Bridget Kibbey. Mr. Sonenberg is a co-founding member of the New York-based composers collective South Oxford Six, who have given concerts in New York and Serbia, and made their Maine debut last month on a concert at USM. Mr. Sonenberg premiered 7 Jarring Dances for Clarinet(s) and Steel-String Guitar with Maria Wagner in February, at Whitney Art Works, reprised the performance at the 3rd annual Back Cove Festival of Contemporary Music, and will perform the work again with Ms. Wagner in Brooklyn, New York, in June. Mr. Sonenberg has also published scholarly work on the music of Joni Mitchell, and is completing a book on that topic for the University of Michigan Press. He directs composition studies at the University of Southern Maine, where he is Associate Professor and Resident Composer.