The Canton Symphony is proud to announce Daniel DiMarino of the Cleveland Institute of Music as the 2021-2022 Composer Fellow. Mr. DiMarino will be commissioned to compose a full orchestral work for the Canton Youth Symphony Advanced Orchestra’s May 2021 concert. Throughout the 21-22 season, Mr. DiMarino will work with members of the Canton Symphony staff to complete the composition. He will also be working with the students of the CYSAO to workshop the piece for its May 16 performance.

Daniel DiMarino is a composer, music producer, and violinist from Chester County, Pennsylvania. He has written music in many different styles, including many classical works, various cinematic tracks, electronic music, and a few scores for short films. Born in the greater Philadelphia area, he began studying piano at a young age and violin during elementary school. He developed a passion for music composition soon after and began his formal training in composition technique and music theory around age 13.

Daniel was selected as the 2018 winner of the youth category for the Marvin Hamlisch Film Score Contest. He has since gained experience in screen scoring, music production, and electronic music. Many of his tracks and pieces can be found on his website,, as well as on SoundCloud.

Daniel currently studies music composition at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Dr. Keith Fitch and violin performance with Dr. Olga Dubossarskaya Kaler. His most recent classical works include Three Sketches, a three-movement work for piano, clarinet, and cello, Artisan’s Tools for Marimba and Harp, and Repartee for violin and piano.

Daniel was selected as the 1st place winner of the Webster University Young Composer Competition. In addition, he was recently selected as the composer for the 2021 Canton Youth Symphony Composer Fellowship Program and will complete an orchestral work for the orchestra’s concert in spring of 2022.

Daniel is a rising senior at the Cleveland Institute of Music. After completing his undergraduate degree, he plans to pursue film scoring in graduate school.

The Canton Symphony is excited to welcome Daniel DiMarino to the 2021-2022 season and is eagerly awaiting the performance of his piece by the CYSAO.