Dr. Daniel Kerr directs organ studies and oversees the Musicianship program at BYU-Idaho. He also teaches orchestration and works with composition students. He received his bachelor's, master's and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music, where he studied organ with Dr. Ladd Thomas and Cherry Rhodes. Prior to his appointment at BYU-Idaho, he taught at USC and California State University, Los Angeles, was accompanist for the Claremont Chorale, musical director of the Foothill Summer Theatre, and organist and hand bell choir director at Pasadena Presbyterian Church. He has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, at the American Guild of Organists' 2004 National Convention, at the 2008 Eccles Organ Series at Salt Lake's Cathedral of the Madeline, and is a regular recitalist on the organs of Temple Square in Salt Lake City.