Even when he was 12 years old, Daniel Semsen knew that he was destined to write music for film. He got his start taking piano lessons as a young boy and playing alto sax in a small town in Northern California. In 2001, he graduated Magna Cum Laude from Azusa Pacific University with a degree in Music Theory and Composition. After beginning his Master’s Degree in Commercial Music from Cal State L.A, Daniel became active working as a freelance composer and orchestrator for film and television. Credits include orchestration for the original SyFy movie “Fire and Ice”, the Disney DVD “101 Dalmatians (2-Disc Platinum Edition)”, and the children’s movie “Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure.” He is also a regular composer for the Emmy Award-winning TV series on PBS, “Travelscope.”
In 2010, Daniel’s orchestrations were heard across the world during the Opening Ceremonies of the XXI Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada, creating the orchestrations for music featuring artists Bryan Adams, Nelly Furtado, and Nikki Yanofsky.
When he is not composing and orchestrating for film and TV in Hollywood, Daniel is busy writing for the Choral Print Industry in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a sought-after choral arranger and orchestrator, working with Dove Award-winning artist Travis Cottrell as well as publishing companies Brentwood-Benson, Word Music, and Lillenas Music.