Dr. Daniel Cole has had a diverse musical career incorporating conducting, early music and operatic performance. A national semi-finalist of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, he has performed as a soloist in Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, as well as with Netherlands Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Opera Boston, Kentucky Opera, and Opera Carolina. He has most recently recorded Argento’s Jonah and the Whale with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project on the BMOP label. Dr. Cole recently performed Franz Schubert’s Winterreise with pianist William Ransom at Emory University, his alma mater. Dr. Cole received his MM and DM in choral conducting from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He currently serves on the voice and choral faculty of the University of South Carolina and is music director of First Presbyterian Church (ARP) in Columbia, SC, where he has served since 2007. Dr. Cole and his wife, Holly, have five children and make their home in Columbia, SC.