Daniel Corral

Daniel Corral

General Music & General Education


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Daniel Corral is a mixed heritage Filipino-American composer/performer born and raised in Eagle River, Alaska. In Los Angeles since 2005, his work includes accordion orchestras, microtonal electronics, puppet operas, handmade music boxes, sound installations, chamber music, and intermedia collaborations.Corral’s music has been commissioned and presented around the world, including BAM’s Next Wave Festival, Sundance Film Festival, REDCAT, MATA, Miami Light Project, Operadagen Rotterdam, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Göteborg Art Sound Festival, Center for New Music, Pianospheres, and the Carlsbad Music Festival.Corral taught at CalArts from 2016 to 2020 and the Los Angeles DCA declared him a 2019–2020 Cultural Trailblazer. Past residencies include APPEX, Marin Headlands Center for the Arts, I-Park, the Banff Centre, and Djerassi. His music has been released by Populist Records, Orenda Records, Innova Recordings, the wulf. records, MicroFest Records, and independently. His teachers include James Tenney and Anne LeBaron.


Master of Fine Arts, Composition | California Institute of the Arts
Ph.D, Composition (expected 2025) | University of California San Diego