Daniel Shomper, D.M.A.

Lecturer in Music: Cello



D.M.A., Cello Performance, University of Maryland, College Park, 2009

M.M., Cello Performance, University of Minnesota, 2002

B.M., Cello Performance, University of Minnesota, 1999


MUS 261/461 Applied Strings: Cello

Professional Experience

Dr. Shomper is an active performer and teacher in the Washington DC/Baltimore/Annapolis area.  The Baltimore Sun praised his ‘virtuoso playing’ and complimented his ‘masterful performance’ and ‘lyrical expression.’  He is a member of the Annapolis and Alexandria Symphony Orchestras, and has also performed with the National Philharmonic and Fairfax Symphony. 

In addition to his work as an orchestral performer, Dr. Shomper is an active chamber musician and recitalist.  He has performed at venues such as the Kennedy Center, the National Art Gallery, and the Washington Arts Club, among others.  Additionally, he has performed concerts and in prestigious music festivals in the United States and abroad, including venues in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Praugue, Budapest, Helsinki and Quebec. While at Maryland, Daniel studied with David Hardy, and also worked with Peter Wiley, Kenneth Slowik, Evelyn Elsing, and members of the Guarneri Quartet.  Dr. Shomper maintains a robust private teaching studio and is also a faculty member at the Anne Arundel Community College.