335 Alexander Building
M.M. in Violin Performance, University of Michigan
B.M. in Violin Performance, University of Illinois
Daniel Foster has taught violin at Eastern Michigan University since 1987. A student of Paul Rolland at the University of Illinois and of Angel Reyes at the University of Michigan, he holds degrees in violin performance from both schools. Since 1978, he has appeared frequently throughout the United States as a solo and chamber artist, with repertoire ranging from the seventeenth through the twentieth century. As a baroque violinist and violist, he has performed and recorded with Ars Music Baroque Orchestra, Smithsonian Chamber Players, Oriana, and Tafelmusik. He is also a current and founding member of two early music groups—Xantippe, a trio for baroque flute/recorder, cello and violin, specializing in music of the late baroque and early classical periods, and La Gente d'Orfeo, a quartet for violin, cornetto, cello and early keyboards, specializing in Italian music of the early 17th-century. He currently serves as concertmaster of the Macomb Symphony, under Thomas Cook, and is a founding member of the Red Hot Lava Chamber Music Festival in Honolulu. He is a member of the Alexander Building Trio, faculty piano trio at Eastern Michigan University. Professor Foster's teaching includes emphasis on musical values and expression, cultivation of free physical movements, and enhancement of the mind/body connection.