Masters in Musicology
Bachelor of Music
Amor De Dios (Madrid, Spain)
School of Flamenco and Spanish Classical Music and Dance
Guitar performance, theory and dance accompaniment
Daniel MacNeil is a multiple award-winning guitarist, composer, and educator. He has performed across Canada and Spain as a soloist, in chamber music settings, and with professional symphony orchestras, including: the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, the Calgary Philharmonic, the Victoria Symphony and Symphony Nova Scotia. In addition to his background in Western classical music, improvisation, and composition, Daniel has specialized training in numerous international or ‘world music’ genres, including Flamenco, Spanish, Latin, Middle Eastern (Arabic and Turkish), Brazilian, Indian Classical, Balkan, and African. His musical sensibilities and proficiency as an instrumentalist are equally adept in new music, improvisation, jazz, and fusion styles, and he regularly collaborates with professional dancers and vocalists. As a working professional, he performs and composes regularly for soloists, duos, trios, quartets, chamber ensembles, orchestra, dance, voice and percussion.
Daniel is also recognized as an educator, As an instructor, he has been awarded the Teachers Gold Medal Award from the Royal Conservatory of Canada five consecutive years for teaching Eastern Canada gold medal winners in the classical guitar examination competition. He is a part-time faculty member at The Fountain School of Performing Arts – Dalhousie University and has taught at Acadia University and the NSCC Ivany Campus. His recordings and compositions are regularly featured by the CBC and numerous festivals across Canada.