Daniel Kantor is often referred to as a classic renaissance man: author, composer, musician, graphic designer, and business strategist. His entrepreneurial successes include many successful startups and product development initiatives, including Coda Music Software, publisher of Finale, the world standard in music publishing software.
As a musician and composer, Kantor is primarily known for his popular Christmas choral work, “Night of Silence.” Since it was first published by GIA in 1984, “Night of Silence” has gone on to become the publisher’s biggest selling Christmas octavo. “Night of Silence” has been broadcast worldwide on PBS and NPR, and performed and recorded by the some of the world’s finest choral groups, orchestras, ensembles, and singers.
Kantor received a B.A. in music from the College of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN. Graduate studies include participation in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program at Hamline University, St. Paul, MN. Kantor is also a certified FastTrac instructor. He has taught and lectured in the Entrepreneurial Studies program at the University of St. Thomas, Graduate School of Business.
Another interest of Kantor’s may be seen occasionally in the New York Times. He is one of about 100 crossword puzzle constructors selected by Will Shortz to produce their daily puzzles.
Kantor lives with his wife, Sara, in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.