Dallas Herndon (b. 1994) is a musician and composer originally from Moncks Corner, South Carolina.  He completed his undergraduate studies (summa cum laude) at Newberry College (Newberry, SC) in music performance (clarinet) and music theory, with a minor in jazz studies.  Dallas recented finished his graduate studies at East Carolina University (Greenville, NC), pursuing a Master of Music degree with concentrations in music theory and composition.​

As a composer, Dallas seeks to create works that bridge the gap between the old and the new, often drawing upon a wide variety of musical influences within a single work.  Past interests include composers of the Romantic idiom, namely those such as Beethoven, Chopin, and Sibelius.  His current interests are largely Soviet composers of the mid/late twentieth century. He has written multiple research papers on the music of Dmitri Shostkovich and Alfred Schnittke, and his masters thesis includes a comprehensive analysis of polystylism in Alfred Schnittke's String Quartet No. 3 (1983), an idea that has become increasingly relevent to his own style as a composer.