Dalton H. Regnier (aka Dalton Ringey) is a composer and clarinetist based in Gainesville, FL whose music combines elements of surrealism, extremism, and drama. He has been commissioned by University of Delaware Wind Ensemble, Hope College Wind Ensemble, trombonist Nathaniel Lease, and tenor Paul Patinka, among others. He has also collaborated with several other chamber and large ensembles, including Sputter Box, icarus Quartet, loadbang, Xelana Duo, and University of Delaware Symphony Orchestra. Compositional awards and honors include an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a Judge’s award in the Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble Composition Competition, an ISU MusicNow winner, as well as being a finalist for the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer’s Awards on multiple occasions. His music has been featured at Hot Air Music Festival, Indiana State University Contemporary Music Festival, and Connecticut Summerfest.
He is currently seeking a PhD in music composition with a cognate in clarinet performance from University of Florida, where his primary research is in effective use of bass clarinet extended techniques in contemporary composition. He currently studies composition with Paul Richards, Scott Lee, and James Sain, and clarinet with Mitchell Estrin. He has previously studied composition with Jennifer Margaret Barker and clarinet with Christopher Nichols and Thomas Parchman.