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Daniel Gil

Daniel Gil is a composer, musicologist, folk musician, producer, arranger, teacher and performer living in the Boston area.  He earned his degree in Composition from Berklee College of Music in Boston and has composed and performed music across many genres including classical and folk.  Daniel has lectured on the history and nature of Jewish Music at the New England Conservatory, Dartmouth College, Tufts University and various synagogues.  He has taught music theory and offers private violin and guitar instruction.  He is the recipient of a grant from the Boston Combined Jewish Philanthropies for Jewish Music, and was commissioned by Meru Foundation to compose The Creation Overture, an orchestral piece related to their studies of Genesis.  Daniel’s first session at Limmud Bay Area in 2016 – "The Alphabet That Changed the World  delighted its participants by introducing them to both the idea and the physical experience that the letters of the Hebrew alphabet convey natural meanings that are encapsulated in the ancient letter forms, names and gestures.  This year he is partnering with dancer/physical therapist/teacher/choreographers Idelle Packer and Deborah Marcus on two workshops exploring the intersection of Jewish text,  gesture, meaning,  minyan and movement.