What do you love about music?
Music is the international language. It expresses emotion without words and tells a story that only the listener knows.
Who is your favorite artist?
There are many classical guitarists who I admire: John Williams, David Russell, Manuel Barrueco, Norio Sato, Denis Azabagic, Rovshan Mamedkuliev, Nemanja Ostojic are some favorites.
What are your top 5 desert island albums?
If I had only five albums to listen to over an over, I would hate my choices after a while. I’d rather just enjoy the music in my head from so many years of listening to music.
Do you play in a band or currently perform?
I do not play in a band, but I do occasionally play chamber music with other musicians. I am an active performer. My website contains upcoming performance dates.
Classical guitarist Dr. Daniel Quinn has been an active performer for over 30 years. He has performed as a soloist in numerous concerts and recitals around the United States, Canada, and Japan. Dan completed his B.M., M.M., and D.M. in classical guitar performance at the Indiana University school of music in Bloomington, Indiana, under Ernesto Bitetti. Daniel has also been an instructor of guitar for over 30 years at colleges such as Indiana University Bloomington, Huntington College, University of St. Francis, University of Indianapolis, and the Tokyo College of Music. He currently teaches at St. Mary’s and Holy Cross Colleges in Notre Dame, Indiana, and at Indiana University South Bend. Dan is a native of Fort Wayne raised in the Saint John and Bishop Luers community on the south side. He has been married for 25 years and has three adult children.