Augustana alumni Daniel May and his brother, Benjamin May, present "An Evening of Jazz" at 7:30 pm this Friday at Kresge Recital Hall. Daniel May had a very musical upbringing - both of his parents were his music teachers in Sioux Falls. May studied music composition at the University of Connecticut, where he received a Master's degree in music composition and music theory. He then went to Ithaca, New York, to study music composition at Cornell University. After earning a Doctor of Musical Arts degree composer for feature films, television and, most notably, IMAX films. Career highlights include his score to the award-winning IMAX film Everest. In his film scores, Daniel has collaborated with George Harrison (Everest), Sting (The Living Seas and Dolphins), Lindsay Buckingham (Adventures in Wild California), and The Moody Blues (Journey into Amazing Caves). Additionally, May is a jazz pianist and has recorded extensively with some of the world's foremost jazz artists. During his career, May has produced and recorded more than 50 CD projects.
Pianist/Composer Daniel May
By Nathan Puhl • Jul 11, 2013