Daniel Green (BA, MA, PGCE) is the Deputy Programme Leader of our BA (Hons) Songwriting programme. His teaching specialisms encompass contemporary composition, songwriting and popular music history.
A doctoral student at the University of Salford under the supervision of Dr. Tim Wise, Daniel is conducting socio-cultural research to explore the history of the UK singles chart and its influence over popular taste. His research interests have included investigating the use of classical instrumentation within popular music, and in particular researching the British composer and writer Reginald Smith Brindle to produce an experimental portfolio of compositions. The outcome of this research resulted in the release of 2012’s Guitar Variations album, featuring guitarists Steve Hickey and Matt Wilkinson alongside musicians Adam Martin, Josh Weller and Dan Hayman. 2015 saw the release of the Big Sounds From Small People album under the pseudonym Victor RPA. The project is a composite of music and visual arts and was launched at The Gallery at Munro House in July 2015.
As well as previously lecturing at Leeds College of Music for six years, Daniel has been involved in various musical projects utilising his composition, arranging and practical skills, and has had compositions commissioned for numerous music festivals, most notably Canterbury's Sounds New Festival.