A unique blend of audience participation, high energy music, information and humor. Brent creates an exciting, one-of-a-kind performance that will capture the imaginations of your audience (and your faculty, too)!
Brent Daniels is an award-winning composer, producer, sound designer and recording artist who uses the latest in music technology to sculpt sound and create music.
Music Technology is a fantastic way to deliver various messages to your students! Using a digital sampling keyboard workstation, master-level musicianship and a blend of high energy music, audience participation, information and humor, Brent Daniels creates an exciting, one-of-a-kind performance that will capture the imaginations of your elementary, middle or high school audience (and your faculty, too)!
Music Technology with Brent Daniels shows students the important relationship between the technology they have in their classrooms or at home and the creation of the music and sounds they hear on their iPods and on TV, in movies and video games. Student volunteers will participate in the program to help Brent create unique on-the-spot sounds and by the end of the show, an original song that will raise the roof! You will be amazed at the way Brent relates to students by bringing out the eager musician in each of them.
A passionate advocate for education, Brent uses his Music Technology program as a vehicle for delivering an important message: how important a student's education, great study habits and positive decision-making are for his or her success in life and any career. Educators across all subjects, from music, to science, math, history and more will return to the classroom from Brent's show with a wealth of material for discussion with their students.
OPTIONAL RED RIBBON ASSEMBLY - A 20 year music industry veteran, Brent has had personal experiences with drug and alcohol abuse through friends and colleagues, and can talk with students about the importance of making healthy choices.
Music Technology Workshops/Residencies - Music Technology workshops introduce students to the process of audio recording, sound design, music production, composition and mixing that is used to make the music they hear every day. Students will gain an understanding of how they might produce their own music and sound using the technology already in their lives, creating music on the spot with Brent Daniels. In this smaller-scale classroom format, even more students have a chance to participate in the process that Brent demonstrates in his full-scale school assembly. Brent's workshops are designed for a general student audience, grades K-8, no musical skills required. Have a music student audience or high school? Modifications of the format or content are possible.
As a working producer and composer, Brent Daniels' music can be heard in many current TV shows (Mad Men, Burn Notice, The Real World) and in movies (Charlie's Angels, The Lake House, The Love Guru, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation). In 2011 his original electronic soundtrack for the award-winning independent feature film A Lonely Place For Dying, featuring Academy Award™ nominee James Cromwell (LA Confidential, The Artist, Babe), and Michael Wincott (The Crow, The Count Of Monte Cristo), won the jury award for excellence at the Park City Film music festival. As a performer and educator, Brent has hosted his Music Technology show at thousands of schools across the United States since 1993, consistently garnering rave reviews from well over a million students, parents and faculty.
Once again almost every student that saw Brent's show thought it was the BEST assembly he/she had ever seen. Here are some student comments from 6th graders at Renner MS. All of these are the kids words. I did fix some spelling errors and added commas -sorry it's the English teacher in me!
“Brent Daniels is a good musician, and he inspired me to practice piano. I have been doing it for 6-7 years, and it has been a pain. Now, I want to practice! He is so COOL!”
“I found myself smiling and laughing throughout the show. His music was amazing! I would love to see him perform again!”
“His performance was awesome! He kept us on the edge of our seats with his music and sound effects. He is a musical genius!”
“Brent Daniels was amazing. He influenced us to try to follow in his footsteps. His performance was spectacular.”
“This is a type of music I never heard before, but I enjoyed him very much.
"I think it was a great experience. I hope to see him next year. He’s the best!"
Thanks for working with our schedule. Please let me know if he is coming to Texas next year, so I can book the show again!
Renner Middle School
This assembly was one of the best assemblies we have had at our school. Brent Daniels captivated an audience of 600+ students showing them how music technology is fun and can be easily done by anyone. He shared apps that are accessible for students and families. Brent sent an important message to students relating music technology to science, math, reading, etc. At the end of the show Brent involved everyone in the audience so the entire student body felt as though they had a part in making the song. Thanks again! We hope to have the Music Technology show back at our school in the future.
Linda Lane - Teacher
Jack Jackter IM
Several staff members came up to me saying this was the best Main Event they have seen at our program in 4 years. It was beyond anything we could have hoped for. All of the staff and students alike were up and dancing, participating, and engaged in the performance the entire time. Brent was great with the students on stage and had an appropriate sense of humor with them. He was kind and professional with me and the other staff members as well. I would definitely hire him again next summer. Thank you for the show!
Rachael O'Neill - Director of Programming
Explo at Wheaton