Schmidt, Daniel W(inslow)
- Ingram D. Marshall
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(b New Brunswick, NJ, April 12, 1942). American composer and instrument builder. He studied singing at the Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey (BMA 1964), and at Rutgers University (1967–70), and composition and Javanese music at the California Institute of the Arts (MFA 1973), where his principal teachers were morton Subotnick and Ki Wasitodipura. He did postgraduate work in Javanese music with the American Society for Eastern Arts (1973–5). Schmidt has taught at the University of California, Berkeley; Sonoma (California) State College; University of California, Santa Barbara; and currently teaches gamelan and musical instrument building at Mills College in Oakland, California. He also spent more than 30 years teaching gamelan and musical instrument building to elementary and middle-school students, primarily at San Francisco-area institutions such as the East Bay School of the Arts. He is artistic director of the Berkeley Gamelan, which he founded in ...