A Chicago native, Daniel Katz was appointed to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 2011 by Music Director Riccardo Muti. Prior to joining the Orchestra, he was a regular substitute with the CSO and the Cleveland Orchestra and also was a member of the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra. Under the guidance of Hans Jensen, he received a doctor of musical arts degree with honors from Northwestern University, a master’s degree from the New England Conservatory under Laurence Lesser and a bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University with Marc Johnson. Other teachers include Paul Katz, Richard Hirschl and Gilda Barston. As a dedicated teacher, Katz serves on the faculty at Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts and maintains a private studio. Previously, he was an adjunct assistant professor and artist-in-residence at the University of Notre Dame. Katz has participated in a number of major music festivals, including Tanglewood, Verbier, Sarasota and Norfolk. He also has performed for live solo and chamber music broadcasts on WFMT-FM Chicago. Recently, Katz recorded an album of works by Victoria Bond (Naxos) and a disc of James Stephenson’s works (Liquid Melancholy: Clarinet Music of James M. Stephenson, Cedille), both with the ensemble Chicago Pro Musica.