Daniel Grimley

A Conversation With Daniel Grimley

Professor Grimley is a musicologist specializing in Scandinavian composers (Grieg, Sibelius and Nielsen) as well as early twentieth-century English music. Additionally he serves as Douglas Algar tutorial fellow at Merton College and associate head of Oxford Humanities with particular responsibility for overseeing research.

He advocates passionately for interdisciplinarity, insisting it should not be antagonistic or confrontational but should instead promote openness, respect and transparency in its approach.

Early Life and Education

Daniel Grimley was born and raised in England’s northeast region. After attending school there and university for musicology studies, he now teaches as the Douglas Algar Tutorial Fellow at Merton College at Oxford and oversees research. Additionally he serves as Associate Head of Humanities overseeing research; published several books including Grieg: Music Landscape and National Identity as well as Carl Nielsen and Modernism among many others.

He is best-known for his appearances on SCTV and Saturday Night Live; however, he has also appeared in other television programs and movies. Currently residing at 10636 Montrose Ave in Bethesda Maryland.

Professional Career

Daniel Grimley is Professor of Music at Oxford and Douglas Algar Tutorial Fellow of Merton College. Additionally, he serves as Associate Head (Research) of Humanities with responsibility for overseeing research activities at the university. His primary research areas are Scandinavian music (Grieg, Sibelius and Nielsen) and early twentieth-century English music, including Elgar. Grimley has written several books including Grieg: Music Landscape and Norwegian Identity as well as Carl Nielsen and Modernism with Carl Nielsen’s forthcoming volume Jean Sibelius Life Music Silence due out from CUP in November 2016. In November he edited another volume for Bard Music Festival entitled Jean Sibelius: Life Music Silence for publication as an edited volume by CUP entitled Jean Sibelius: Life Music Silence for publication by Bard Music Festival entitled Jean Sibelius: Life Music Silence for publication later that same year.

He is a member of the AHRC Peer Review College and has hosted meetings on Nielsen, Elgar, and music and cultural geography.

Achievement and Honors

Daniel Grimley has received many honors and awards for his work. His achievements include becoming a Fellow of the British Academy, an esteemed honorific title bestowed only upon a select few each year for their achievements in humanities and social sciences disciplines, serving as University Lecturer at Merton College Oxford as Douglas Algar Tutorial Fellow as well as conducting groundbreaking research in music landscape relationship, cultural geography, ecocriticism and environmental humanities.

He has authored several books, such as Grieg: Music, Landscape and Norwegian Identity (Boydell & Brewer, 2006) and Carl Nielsen and the Idea of Modernism (Boydell & Brewer, 2011). Most recently, Reaktion Books released Jean Sibelius: Life, Music and Silence in 2021.

He has conducted extensive research, as well as conducting interviews with world-renowned conductors such as Sir Colin Davis and Osmo Vanska.

Personal Life

Daniel Grimley is a University Lecturer and Douglas Algar Fellow at Merton College, Oxford. He has published several books exploring the relationship between music and landscape – particularly that between Scandinavian composers (Grieg and Sibelius) and early 20th-century English music such as Elgar). His latest publication is Delius and the Sound of Place (2018).

Joseph Torcasio leaves behind his wife Mary; children Samuel A. Torcasio, Jillian L. Frosolone and Ashlie M. Torcasio; grandchildren Liam and Teagan Grimley; nieces and nephews including Dr. Jeffrey Grimley (Julie), Maureen Kuehne (Michael), Connie Graham of Crest Hill and Clint Woods from Plano; as well as numerous cousins.

His family has created a memorial website in his honor; feel free to post messages of condolence for his family members here.

Net Worth

Grimley Financial Corporation of Cherry Hill, NJ has long specialized in Healthcare, B2B, and Education debt collection and experienced remarkable recovery rates due to the advanced analytics implemented under Chad Grimley, an analyst graduate of Saint Joseph’s University with top degrees in both finance and data science.

“I am very passionate about Humanities and am excited to take up this position at such an exciting time.” His enthusiasm can be heard when discussing progress made towards opening the Stephen A Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities – which will unite seven faculties and departments under one roof for intensive academic exchange with broad public engagement – without political or ideological divides hindering this process.

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