Currently living and working in New York City, Daniel B. Roumain was recently named the Assistant Composer-in-Residence at the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. He is the Music Director for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, and an Artist-in-Residence at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center. He earned a doctorate in Music from the University of Michigan, and in 2002 Meet the Composer awarded Roumain with the prestigious Van Lier Fellowship. His original compositions are performed throughout Europe and the United States. Recent premieres include Ghetto Strings played by the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet, Funktionslust Slut by Wood Dance, What We Are by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Voodoo Violin Concerto No. 1 by Kitchen House Blend, and Fast BLACK Dance Machine by the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble. He has collaborated on new work with performance artist John Fleck, composer Philip Glass, and DJ Spooky. Roumain began performing professionally as a child and has worked with such diverse artists as Dizzy Gillespie and 2 Live Crew.