Birmingham-based conductor Daniel Galbreath is active in a broad range of music. He founded and directs Via Nova, a chamber choir dedicated to performing new music, which has participated in dozens of UK, European, and world premieres, and has been broadcast on BBC Radio3. He is also musical director for the City of Wolverhampton Choir, interim director of the Midlands Chorale, and music director Waste Paper Opera Company. The latter has taken him from performances in Birmingham warehouses and swimming baths to Glasgow cafes. Daniel also frequently chorus-masters for operas and concerts in Birmingham. Daniel is currently a PhD candidate at Birmingham Conservatoire, researching contemporary choral music; other areas of interest include music and social theory, including nationalism and queer theory. Daniel studied viola at the University of Wyoming in the United States, and has performed as a chamber musician, soloist in recital and concerts, and orchestral player. His studies in Birmingham were with Paul Spicer (conducting) and Deborah Mawer (musicology).