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Daniel Kerr

Department Chair
248 SNO
Phone number: 208-496-4964

Dr. Daniel Kerr is the Director of Organ Studies and oversees the Musicianship program at BYU-Idaho. He also coordinates the BYU-Idaho Hymn Festival, which commissions new hymn texts and tunes each year. 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 Professor Cherry Rhodes. Prior to his appointment at BYU-Idaho, he taught at USC and at California State University Los Angeles, was accompanist for the Claremont Chorale, Musical Director of the Foothill Summer Theatre, and Organist and handbell choir director at Pasadena Presbyterian Church. He has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra as well as at various conventions of the American Guild of Organists (2004 National Convention, 2011 Northwest Regional Convention, and the 2017 West Regional Convention). He was a soloist for the 2008 Eccles Organ Recital Series at Salt Lake’s Cathedral of the Madeleine, and is a regular recitalist on the organs of Temple Square in Salt Lake City. He is an Associate of the American Guild of Organists and is currently the dean of the Eastern Idaho Chapter of the AGO.