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Citadel News Service
14 Apr 2015

Contemporary violinist with international fan base to perform at The Citadel

Charleston School of Arts graduate to play new hits in hometown

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Classical meets contemporary when it comes to Daniel D. and the Urban Instrumentalists. Daniel D., 25-year-old violinist, has played all over the country, amassing over 400,000 Facebook followers and 40,000 YouTube members. Daniel D. will perform at 6:30 p.m. on April 16 at McAlister Field House at The Citadel. General admission will cost $5 at the door and any Citadel cadets, students, faculty or staff will be admitted for free.

Daniel D began playing violin at 12 years old, eventually graduating from the Charleston School of the Arts and producing four albums. His music transforms classical into danieldinstrumentalistscontemporary by focusing on modern music with an electronic band backup, the Urban Instrumentalists.

Daniel D.’s most recent single made it to the top 50 of the Indie Music Charts, and he is an annual featured artist in Charleston’s MOJA Festival and a featured performer at Charleston Fashion Week. He travels across the country performing solo, with his DJ, or with his band.

“Coming home to Charleston is always inspiring and to encourage young people is a great mission of mine,” said Daniel D about performing in front of his hometown audience at The Citadel. “I’m excited to go back to my roots and perform in front of the community I grew up in.”

The show is a family affair with Daniel D.’s sister, Faith Lyn, opening the night’s events. Faith Lyn will perform several top hits along with some of her own songs. 

The concert is sponsored by The Citadel's Fine Arts program. In addition to a full range of fine arts courses and a Fine Arts minor, the Fine Arts program offers lectures, screenings, exhibitions, and other events open the community.

“In the military school environment, the fine arts complement not only our other academic programs but also sharpen important skills in visual perception, non-verbal communication, and diversity awareness that are crucial for leaders in the global economy," said Tiffany Silverman, Citadel's director of fine arts. 

For more information on the Fine Arts program, please visit here.

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Charleston, South Carolina. The Citadel offers a classic military college education for young men and women profoundly focused on leadership excellence and academic distinction. Graduates are not required to serve in the military but about 30 percent of each class commission as officers in every branch of U.S. military service. Graduates of The Citadel have served the nation, their state and their community as principled leaders since the college was founded in 1842. The Citadel Graduate College offers more than 50 Master's degrees and graduate certificates in a wide range of disciplines, plus six undergraduate programs, through an all-evening schedule. Some graduate courses are available online.

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