Daniel Brinsmead hails from Albury, where he studied piano and singing for nine years. He majored in classical voice at the Australian National University (Canberra), graduating in 2010 with BMus Honours and the Bill Hyslop Award for Voice. Daniel has sung at Government House, in Mozart's Requiem with the National Capital Orchestra, and at several embassies. In 2011 Daniel was one of eight winners selected from 918 entries worldwide to record his choral composition with Eric Whitacre and his singers in the Abbey Road Studios, London to celebrate the studios’ 80th anniversary. The winning piece, Come Sleep, is shortly to be given its United States première by the Salt Lake City Vocal Artists, conducted by Dr Brady Allred. Since graduating, Daniel has worked as a choir master leading six community and school choirs, also working as an accompanist, arranger, and private singing and piano tutor. He has also featured as a soloist for the Canberra Choral Society. Daniel first attended Border Music Camp in 2011 as the accompanist and is thrilled to return as the composer in residence ... which he finds somewhat ironic considering he dropped out of composition studies after a fortnight!