Rev. Dr. Daniel Rodriguez Schlorff, a native of Chicagoland, began his music career at age 8, as a member of Porter County Children's Choir, which gave him early access to the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra, where he sang "Walking in the Air" from The Snowman. Two Carnegie Hall performances later, Rev. Dr. Schlorff moved to Connecticut in 2009 originally to work as an associate minister for faith formation. Eventually, he fell into the musical world of Connecticut, singing in such groups as CONCORA, Pro Arte Singers, Yale Camerata, Yale Pro Musica, Charis Chamber Voices, and as the bass soloist at Christ and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Westport, CT. Both the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and Hartt School of Music have found use for his low b-flats (below bass clef). He is also the principal double bassist for the American Chamber Orchestra.
As a conductor, he Rev. Dr. Schlorff directed Coup de Maître, Clara Barton Festival Chorus, and various orchestras. His primary conducting teachers have been Art Sjogren (Pro Arte Singers) and Chris Hisey (American Chamber Orchestra). He also jumps at the chance to sing under guest clinicians such as Robert Kyr, Dale Warland, Paul Bouman, Arianne Abela, Eric Whitacre, Aaron Jay Kernis, Marguerite Brooks, Simon Carrington, and Jeffrey Douma.
Rev. Dr. Schlorff's training emphasizes equally both Ancient Music and 21st Century compositions. After studying Church Music, Philosophy, and Religion (with a minor in Ancient Greek) as an undergraduate, Rev. Dr. Schlorff completed a degree at the University of Chicago Divinity School's joint program with Meadville Lombard Theological School. He then went on to earn a second master's degree at Hartford Seminary and the Doctorate in Ministry at Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley. He also studied sacred music at Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music and Valparaiso University's private voice studio.