As a composer of music for worship, Kallman is best known for his liturgical setting “Light of Christ,” commissioned for the Lutheran hymnal With One Voice. His youth choir musical, Jubilee, We Are Set Free, has been widely performed. Kallman’s church choir anthems, hymn settings and other liturgical service music are sung throughout the country. He has composed music for "The Way Home", a retelling of the parable of the prodigal son in a full-length stage play by Herbert Brokering. "Let the Same MInd Be Among You," was a commissioned hymn for the Southwest Minnesota Synod (ELCA) Assembly. His most recent hymn was for Zumbro Lutheran Church in Rochester, Minnesota. Dan directs the adult choir at Bethel Lutheran in Northfield, Minnesota.
Daniel Kallman’s compositions for orchestra, winds, and choir are widely published and have been performed across North America, Europe and East Asia. His steady stream of commissions also includes music for worship, theater, dance, and the young musician. Kallman has composed for the National Symphony Orchestra, the Air Force Academy Band, the Hong Kong Children’s Choir, the Minnesota Orchestra, A Prairie Home Companion, and a wide variety of vocal and instrumental ensembles. He has received support from the American Composers Forum, Meet the Composer, and the McKnight and Jerome Foundations. Kallman is often invited to conduct his own work and to speak with students, congregations and audiences about his compositions.
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