Meet the Maestro
A native of Salisbury, Maryland, Maestro Daniel W. Boothe has over 20 years of award-winning credits as a producer, commissioned composer, sought-after performer, and internationally recognized conductor.
He uses music to make connections in the soul. - USA Today
Described as “an extraordinary musician” by Artistic Director of the American Festival Pops Orchestra, Anthony Maiello, Boothe has been recognized as a finalist for the American Prize in Orchestral Conducting and has emerged as one of America’s most sensational and eclectic music directors. USA TODAY News wrote of his compositions, “He uses music to make connections in the soul,” and Grammy-nominated composer Kenneth Fuchs praised his conducting as having “a passion for music-making that is absolutely infectious for musicians and audiences alike!”
His live events span 31 states, Southwest Asia, and Russia and his recorded performances for television, radio, and Internet broadcasts have reached over 50 million people in 175 countries.
Maestro Boothe is a skilled music adjudicator having garnered multiple invitations in various national and international music competitions. In 2007 he was the sole recipient of the prestigious David Effron Conducting Fellowship from the Chautauqua Institution, where he led symphonic, ballet, and opera performances to critical acclaim. Boothe was also hand-picked to serve as conductor for the 2016 National Christmas Tree Lighting broadcast on the Hallmark Channel featuring a celebrity lineup of performing artists and hosted by former U.S. President and First Lady Obama. Additionally, he has conducted at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and has led the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, River City Brass Band, American Music Stage, Interlochen Arts Academy, Doha Orchestra of Qatar, and numerous U.S. All-State honor ensembles.
While serving as an officer and conductor for the U.S. Air Force, Maestro Boothe garnered the highest international leadership award for military bands and recordings. He also served as a media advisor to the 23rd Secretary of the Air Force, recognized among his peers as the leading Air Force public affairs professional worldwide. He continues to serve part-time as the Deputy Chief of Public Affairs for the 113th Wing of the District of Columbia Air National Guard at Joint Base Andrews.
Maestro Boothe currently serves on the Chesapeake Fine Arts Commission, and remains active as an adjudicator and guest conductor. He is married to Virginia Beach City Public Schools music specialist Andrea K. Boothe, and together they have four children.
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