Faculty Spotlight: Daniel Wakefield

Meet Daniel Wakefield

Degrees and Experience
  • B.M., Music Ministry (Colorado Christian University)
  • M.M., Music Composition (University of Northern Colorado)
Biography and Professional Achievements

Daniel Wakefield is a composer, songwriter, worship leader, and multi-instrumentalist. After graduating from Colorado Christian University in 2002 with his degree in music ministry, Wakefield worked for 18 years as a worship leader for churches along the Front Range of Colorado. 

He has had the opportunity to lead congregations and ministries of all sizes, as well as lead worship in Brazil, Mexico, Italy, Bolivia, and England, as well as across the United States. He has had several of his worship songs recorded around the world and used in various languages. Worshipping Jesus, and seeing others do the same, is a core aspect of his identity and calling.

Wakefield has also scored several features films, trailers, podcasts, commercials, and other videos. He has produced and recorded projects for other artists, as well as for his own recordings and compositions. Wakefield regularly performs and records on acoustic and electric guitar, piano, trumpet, bass, and voice. 

When not working on music, he enjoys running outdoors, drinking coffee, working on projects around the house, and spending time with his wife, Mariana, and their three growing boys.