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Michael Daugherty at the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards February 12, 2017


Latest Releases

University of Michigan 

Symphony Band

Recorded on Equilibrium

Now available on iTunes and Amazon!


Released November 2016


Jason Bergman, trumpet & flugelhorn

released on MSR Classics

Click here for program notes


Released January 2016

Available on Amazon


Released May 2014
Available on Amazon 
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NSS MUSIC releases "From A To Z", featuring violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg as soloist with the "fresh-sounding and consistently exciting" San Francisco-based New Century Chamber Orchestra. This live recording features Michael Daugherty's Fallingwater for solo violin and strings and works by Clarice Assad, William Bolcom and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich.

Michael Daugherty and Dame Evelyn Glennie at dress rehearsal of Daugherty's Dreamachine for solo percussion and orchestra on May 11, 2014.  WDR Rundunk Orchestra, Cologne, Germany. The concerto was recorded by the Albany Symphony in April 2016 and will be released on the Naxos label in 2018.




3 GRAMMY® Awards:

Best Classical Compendium

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Best Classical Instrumental Solo


Released September 9, 2016



The critics agree:

Michael Daugherty's

for cello and orchestra


with American Gothic 
and Once Upon A Castle
Zuill Bailey, cello
Paul Jacobs, organ
Nashville Symphony
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor


is a resounding success:


"Daugherty is in grand, inventive form...he sends the cello soaring and singing with the orchestra...Cellist Zuill Bailey more than meets the score's demands with playing that combines fervour and poetry." 

(Donald Rosenberg, Gramophone)


"Daugherty captures very effectively the mix of epic grandiloquence and wistfulness...with the solo organ of Paul Jacobs evoking the vast spaces of the castle." 

(James Mannheim,



Daugherty literally pulls out all of the stops...The finale has all of the glitz and glamor of the gilded age...the piece surely deserves repertoire status."(David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday)





Three GRAMMY Wins!
Naxos / September 2009
Nashville Symphony
Giancarlo Guerrero
Metropolis Symphony
Deus ex Machina

Click here for GRAMMY acceptance speech
Click here for Metropolis Symphony video
Classics Today review

"Metropolis Symphony is aSymphonie Fantastique for our times"  

----The Times (London)








Mount Rushmore (2013)

American Pop (2013)


Route 66 (2011)


Fire and Blood (2009)


Metropolis Symphony (2009)

Philadelphia Stories/UFO (2004)