Chair, Department of Performing Arts, American University
Professor of Music & Director of Choral Activities, American University

Conductor, American University Chamber Singers, 1999-present
Chorus Master, Washington National Opera Institute for Young Singers, 2009-present
Conductor & Artistic Director, The Bach Sinfonia & Sinfonia Voci, 1996-2017
Conductor, American University Chorus, 1999-2011

Clinician & Festival Conductor
Early Music Editor
Program Annotator

Not-For-Profit Consultant
Grant Writer



Performance News . . .

Rave Reviews for Bach's Mass in B Minor (October 25, 2014) 

Daniel Abraham and the musicians of the Bach Sinfonia performed Johann Sebastian Bach's timeless masterwork, the Mass in B Minor, BWV 232 on Saturday, October 25.

Highlights from The Washington Post review by Cecelia Porter: 
"a marvelous, technically sure account of J.S. Bach’s monumental Mass in B Minor, BWV. 232."
[For which] "Abraham veered away from what we have come to expect today."
"With sensitively tuned gestures, Abraham summoned his musicians to voice the music’s dramatic span of human emotions raised to ethereal heights by a composer who sought to reach beyond human capabilities. And both singers and instrumentalists were up to this marvelous assignment . . . ."

For the full review click here!

Abraham Guest Conducts Trinity Baroque Orchestra and The Choir of Trinity Wall Street (Oct. 15, 2014) 

Daniel Abraham was invited to step in for Julian Wachner as guest conductor for the "Bach at One" cantata series at the renowned, Grammy nominated The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra at the historic St. Paul's Chapel (Mannhatten) on October 15, 2014. Works on the program were:

Johann Sebastian Bach's
Cantata BWV 87 Bisher habt ihr nichts gebeten in meinem Namen
Cantata BWV 103 Ihr werdet weinen und heulen

To see a video of the full program click here!

J. D. Zelenka Capriccios Disc Named to Sunday Baroque's 2013 Gift List 

December 1, 2013: Bach Sinfonia's release of Jan Dismas Zelenka: The Capriccios (Daniel Abraham, conductor) named to NPR's National Syndicated program Sunday Baroque's 2013 Holiday Gift List. The Capriccios is one of 13 items on the list and among some really stellar company in the early music world.

Jan Dismas Zelenka: The Capriccios. Conductor, The Bach Sinfonia with soloists R. J. Kelley and Alexandra Cook, horns. 
Sono Luminus DSL-92763
2-CD set includes DDD audio and Blu-Ray surround audio in 5.1 & 7.1
The Blu-Ray disc was also recently named Audiofile Audition's Multichannel Disc of the Month for October 2013