Guitarist Daniel Quinn, maintains an active performing and teaching career. Over the past twenty years Daniel has performed as a soloist in many recitals around the United States, Canada, and Japan.
Daniel has been teaching guitar for over twenty years, including at colleges such as the Indiana University School of Music , The Tokyo College of Music, and Huntington College. He is currently an instructor of guitar, and director of the guitar ensemble at the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He also teaches lessons from his home studio, and has taught guitar classes for FAME arts camp for the past five years.
Daniel completed his doctoral degree in Guitar Performance and Literature at the Indiana University school of Music in 2003. His dissertation was about Guitar music from Japan. He has been invited to give recitals and lectures on this subject at such venues as the Guitar Foundation of America Convention at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Irino Center in Tokyo Japan, Hastings College Nebraska, and the Cincinnati Conservatory of music Summer Guitar Workshop. An article by Daniel has been published for Soundboard magazine on Guitar music from Japan in October of 2005 (Volume XXXI (31) No. 1).
Daniel has been an active proponent of new music for the guitar. He has premiered many new works at the June in Buffalo festival, for the Japan Federation of Composers in Tokyo, The Midwest New Music Symposium, Society of Composers, Inc., as well as many of the Indiana University Hammer/Nail project recitals, and composition recitals. He has premiered new works by: Gordon Williamson – Three Sketches (2000) and Music for Flute, Guitar and Cimbalom (2002), Garrett Byrnes – Perpetual Moments (2001) and Three pieces for Flute and Guitar (1999), Daniel Gilman – Kokai (1999), Kazu Munakata – Requiem 9/11(2003), Victoria Malawey – Winter (2001), John Gurino – About fruit-About eating- About eating fruit (1994), Michiharu Matsunaga – Timescape in a Dream (2001), John Ferguson -Interlude (1999) and Hooked on …a Climax! (1995), Satoshi Ohmae – Spacing (2002), Kevin Hiatt – Rokodan no Shirabe (1997), Catherina Palmer – Floating (2000). In February of 2006 he performed Sonata “Wind” by Yasuhiko Tsukamoto at Suntory hall in Tokyo to celebrate the publication of this score (JFC-0517).
Daniel Has two CD’s available, In the Style of Ponce, the music of Manuel Ponce, and Guitar music by Japanese Composers featuring solo works from Japan.