A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Daniel Carsello is thrilled to return home to the Penn Glee Club to serve as its Director. Daniel was a member of the Glee Club while an undergraduate at Penn, serving on its board as Secretary-Librarian, Publicity Manager, and President. He also served as the Music Director of the Penn Pipers. Daniel also was a member of the University Choir and Choral Society and performed works such as Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 in C Minor and Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor. Daniel’s prior experience on the podium includes pit direction for the African American Arts Alliance’s production of Memphis: The Musical in April 2016 and the Penn Singers Light Opera Company’s production of Anything Goes! in December 2017. Daniel also worked with the Friends Select High School in Philadelphia on their production of Cabaret in November 2016. Daniel also sings baritone in Always Sunny, currently ranked as the eighth-best barbershop quartet in the Mid-Atlantic District of the Barbershop Harmony Society. He recently graduated from Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance with a master’s degree in Music History. He is currently a first-year Ph.D. student in Music Studies at Temple. His research interests include American folk and popular music (particularly barbershop music) and issues of identity, late-eighteenth and nineteenth-century music (particularly Gustav Mahler), and hermeneutics.