Daniel J. Carunchio received his B.M.A. degree in Piano Pedagogy, and a dual M.F.A. in Piano Performance and Music Theory from Temple University. Since then he has stayed as an adjunct instructor in the Music Studies program, where he teaches courses to both music majors and non-music majors. Carunchio is an active pianist, lecturer and music educator. In Wilmington, Delaware he maintains a flourishing piano studio, and is an active accompanist. In 2017, He was awarded an Emerging Artists Fellowship in Music by the Delaware Division of the Arts. Besides being a devoted pianist, Carunchio considers himself an "eternal student." His passion for learning has recently brought him to Paris to Study counterpoint at the European American Music Alliance (EAMA), and to play for illustrious pianists such as Charles Abramovic, Imogen Cooper and Emile Naoumoff.