Daniel Sabzghabaei selected for VocalEssence’s ReMix Program

As part of the program, I will be fulfilling two new 5 minute commissions for chorus: one free, the other specifically intended for high school voices. I will also be receiving mentorship from composer Timothy Takach during the composition and rehearsal process. Performances are slated for November 2017 at the Minnesota ACDA Conference, and March at McNally Smith College.
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My Refuge Is Humanity – Celebrating Immigrants & Refugees


A whole group of artists from MN and beyond have all come together in support of its diverse communities through song, speech, and art. Conductor Ahmed Anazaldua will be leading a chorus to perform and premiere works which reflect the rich cultural diversity of the USA, including my new SSAA and handbell choir work O, Cupbearer a setting of a Rumi quatrain, sung in Farsi. I will also be performing as part of the initiative.

Daniel Sabzghabaei selected as Composer Fellow for The Intimacy of Creativity Festival 2017

Daniel was selected out of a pool of 160 applicants to be a Composer Fellow for The Intimacy of Creativity‘s inaugural Contemporary Song Festival, coordinated by internationally acclaimed composer Bright Sheng. Daniel will be performing his song cycle Four Glimpses of Desire at the festival in Hong Kong, and will also be collaborating on performances of the work with on-the-rise tenor Jonathan Blalock, fresh off of premiering the title role in Mark Adamo’s Becoming Santa Claus at the Dallas Opera. Daniel will be in residence at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology: HKUST from February 26 – March 6.