Daniel Grabois is the Assistant Professor of Horn at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. There he teaches, performs with the Wisconsin Brass Quintet, and became of part of the university music community. He remains the hornist of the Meridian Arts Ensemble, a new-music brass and percussion ensemble that performs around the world and has released ten critically acclaimed CD’s. Formerly a resident of New York City, he has played with almost all of the ensembles there, including the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, St. Luke’s Chamber Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York City Opera, New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theater, and American Symphony Orchestra. As a member of Sequitur, a contemporary music ensemble, he recorded a new horn concerto written for him by David Rakowski, and premiered that work at Lincoln Center. Also a composer, Grabois has written numerous works, including two etude books for horn, solo and chamber music featuring the horn, and several works for the Meridian Arts Ensemble. The former Chairman of the Manhattan School of Music’s Contemporary Performance Program and former professor of horn at The Hartt School, he received his Bachelor’s degree from Yale (summa cum laude) and his Master’s from the Manhattan School of Music. He lives in Madison with his wife and young son, Charlie.