Orchestral Music for Film, Television, and Radio

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Daniel de Quincy

B.A. M.F.A.

Mr. de Quincy was born in Denver in 1949. He has broad training and experience in music composition, music performance, writing, photography, invention, and technology.

Recent Honors

2004 Awarded Fellowship in Music Composition
by the Nevada Council of the Arts

Appointed to the faculty of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music
(Position not accepted for personal reasons.)

2002 Award winner in the First International Mario Nascimbene Film Music Competition Orsogna, Italy
2002 Composer in Residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
2002 Awarded 2nd U.S. Patent
#6,417,435 – Audio/Acoustic Music Proficiency Testing Device
Mr. de Quincy's first U.S. Patent was granted in 1996
#5,515,764 –
The Harmonic Metronome


Mr. de Quincy has had original musical works performed in concert in Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Reno, and Lake Tahoe. His scores and tapes for concert, film, and dance, include: “The Phoenix” ballet for full orchestra; “Ode to Plutonium” for soprano with electronic accompaniment; “Ringolevio” for music synthesizer; “Spiritus” for full orchestra; “Negative Materialism” for piano, percussion, and strings; “Phantasy” for full orchestra (Schoenberg’s Phantasy for violin and piano arranged for orchestra). Latest CD released by WholeARTS in 2003.

Violinist, Violist, Conductor

As violinist and violist, Mr. de Quincy has performed nationally to critical acclaim. He has been a member of the Oakland Symphony Orchestra, the Las Vegas String Quartet, the Tahoe Tallac Chamber Players, and Concertmaster of the Reno Concerto Orchestra. He was conductor of the Brandeis Contemporary Music Players, and violinist in the Quincy Violin and Piano Duo, which performed in many artist series and has been one of the busiest and most popular performing ensembles for private engagements in Los Angeles, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills. (Quincy is superlative entertainment, and gives the gift of love. – Sammy Davis, Jr.)

Mr. de Quincy has performed with Sammy Davis, Jr., Tony Bennet, Aretha Franklin, Lena Horne, Gladys Knight, Nancy Wilson, George Benson, Lew Rawls, Nell Carter, Dione Warwick, Andy Williams, Johnny Mathis, Steve Lawrence and Edie Gourmet, Robert Goulet, Glen Cambell, Roy Clark, Mac Davis, Lola Falana, Peggy Fleming, Bobby Gentry, Mickey Gilley, Loretta Lynn, Barbara Mandrel, Bill Medley, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Jim Stafford, Tanya Tucker, Conway Twitty, and many others.


The Harmonic Metronome (US Patent # 5,515,764)
Incorporates pitch into the normal functions of the musical metronome. Plays all standard scales, arpeggios, and other musical exercises.

Audio-Acoustic Music Proficiency Device (US Patent #6,417,435)
Provides the first objective measure of proficiency in music performance.


One Hand Clapping: The Tao of Music (WholeARTS 1990)
A book-length essay on the performance of music from the perspective of Eastern philosophy and religion.

Los Angeles by Numbers (WholeARTS 1992)
Portrait of a great city drawn by making connections between numerical (statistical) measurements of its many dimensions; in 13 chapters on subjects including Population and Geography, Environment, Commerce and Industry, The Arts, Power and Water, Government, etc..

Also various articles on music and music technology published on the Internet.


Mr. de Quincy has exhibited black-and-white photography in many galleries at Lake Tahoe


With over 30 years experience, Mr. de Quincy gives instruction in violin, viola, music theory and composition, and music technology. He is presently a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Lake Tahoe Community College, where he has taught music composition with MIDI and other music technology applications. He is the Director of the WholeARTS Online Music Conservatory, which was the first interactive music education site on the Internet, inaugurated in 1995. There still seems to be nothing else like it on the Internet today. At the Conservatory he offers a full schedule of studies in music theory and composition for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students.

New Orchestral Compositions by Daniel de Quincy
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