Daniel Montoya Jr. (Austin, Texas) is a composer, arranger, and conductor who was born and raised in Austin, Texas. His oeuvre spans several genres, including original pieces and arrangements for wind band, percussion ensemble, and the marching arts. His works resound with bristling energy and color, and his unapologetically unique approach to field arrangement involves imbuing new vitality and dramatic elements into his charts, creating a new and vibrant musical object rather than a mere transcription of the original. His involvement with marching bands engages him throughout the nation. Champions and finalists at various state and national competitions as well as major Division I intercollegiate bands are among the organizations that have used his compositions and arrangements on the field. Montoya has written and designed for the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps, Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps, Colts Drum and Bugle Corps, Spirit of Atlanta, and Revolution Drum and Bugle Corps. Montoya’s music is published by C. Alan Publications, Row-Loff Productions, Tapspace Publications, and his publishing company, Underwater Theme Productions/Montoya Music. He is a member of ASCAP and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.