Dr. Daniel Koontz
Music Director

Dr. Daniel Koontz has been organist and choir director at Christ Episcopal Church since 2004. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music (BM in Music Theory) and Stony Brook University (PhD in Music Composition), Dan is a versatile instrumentalist who brings energy and spirit to the music program at Christ Church. He has received numerous honors for his work as a composer, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and commissions from the Fromm Foundation and from Swarthmore College. Equally at home in classical and popular music, Dan is in demand as a sideman in rock bands, and with his father and brother performs in a popular Americana band, Edna's Kin, for which he has written numerous songs in a country style. Dan is a Colleague of the American Guild of Organists.