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Zachary Daniels (born 1992) is a composer of experimental, minimalist, and electronic music currently residing in Oklahoma City with his wife, Ashlie. His compositions employ forces ranging from symphony orchestra to solo flute, from experimental pieces for laptop quartet to full-length symphonies. His music makes regular appearances with Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center and the Oklahoma Chamber Symphony, and has been selected for performance at venues and events including the College Music Society, Inner sOUndscapes Concert Series, Society for Electroacoustic Music in the United States, and the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival. Zach’s music is often described to be driving, engaging, and highly eclectic in nature. After graduating from Drury University in 2014 with a BA in Music, Zach moved to Norman, Oklahoma, where continued his studies at the University of Oklahoma School of Music, serving as the composition area coordinator. He received his MM and DMA from the University of Oklahoma in 2016 and 2019 respectively, both in music composition. Zach continues to advocate for new music locally and across the region. This work includes the Composed in Oklahoma Anthology series which he is the organizer of, and having served on the inaugural SCI student council. Zach's music is all under ASCAP rights, available through his website (, and published by Divisi Labs.