Daniel Beckwith

Categories: Class of 2026

Daniel Beckwith has conducted in many of the major opera houses throughout North America and Europe. With a repertoire that spans the 17th through the 20th centuries, he has been hailed as one of the most exciting conductors of his generation. His Metropolitan Opera debut was with Mozart’s Don Giovanni in 1997; he has conducted throughout the United States, Canada, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and South Korea. Mr. Beckwith’s concert appearances include the Handel and Haydn Society of Boston, Chicago’s Music of the Baroque, The Juilliard School baroque music festival at Alice Tully Hall; Spain’s Santander Festival, the Hartford Symphony and Carnegie Hall, all with Renée Fleming. As an educator, Daniel Beckwith served as Head of Opera Studies at his alma mater, Westminster
Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey. Mr. Beckwith has been guest conductor at Michigan State University, Florida State University and is presently Artist in Residence/Opera Conductor at SUNY Stony Brook, New York. As a church musician, Mr. Beckwith has served at The Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, St. Bartholomew’s Church, the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine and Church of the Holy Trinity. He is presently Principal Organist at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola and Associate Organist at Temple Emanu-EL.