University Place, Syracuse University
Daniel Czernecki

Setnor School of Music
Instructor, Music Industry & Technologies

Daniel Czernecki is an audio engineer, educator, and classically trained guitarist with a bachelor of music degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied with Adam Holzman. He also holds a recording arts specialized associate's degree from Full Sail Center for the Recording Arts.

Czernecki has been sole proprietor of the Classical Recording Service, serving New York State’s Capital District and surrounding area, for the past ten years. Before coming to Albany, he worked at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and Soundmirror in Boston. Orchestral experience includes the Florida Orchestra, Albany Symphony Orchestra (ASO), Berkshire Symphony Orchestra, and the Empire State Youth Orchestra.

As a busy location recording engineer, Czernecki records hundreds of recitals, concerts, and sessions annually at such notable institutions as Williams College, University of Albany, SCCC, RPI, Skidmore College, and the College of Saint Rose. He has engineered and produced dozens of nationally released CDs on labels such as MMC Recordings, ESSAY Records, North-South Records, Sheffield Lab, and Delos.

You can hear broadcasts of the ASO and local chamber music (Close Encounters with Music, Music from the Clark, Friends of Chamber Music) on National Public Radio/WMHT and WAMC radio stations.

Czernecki and his wife of eleven years, Erin, are members of Loudonville Community Church. Son John Randall, is eight. In his spare time, he is an avid fisherman, gardener, and vintner of wine and cider.

Awards and Honors

2012Latin Grammy Winner: Best Classical Album, "Brazilian Guitar Quartet Plays Villa-Lobos" (DE 3409)