Dan Merceruio is a four-time GRAMMY nominee (Best Immersive Audio Album, 2018; Producer of the Year, Classical, 2015; Best Surround Sound Album, 2013; Producer of the Year, Classical, 2012), and winner of a Latin GRAMMY (Best Classical Album, 2012). Dan has produced and edited over 140 albums and projects for commercial release and television broadcast, with widely varied instrumentation configurations ranging from solo piano, lute duet, string quartet and wind quintet to a cappella vocal ensemble, chamber orchestra, symphonic and woodwind band as well as full symphonic orchestra with added chorus. He has produced and collaborated with such renowned artists and composers as the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME), International Contemporary Ensemble (I.C.E.) Anna Thorvaldsdottir, United States Army Field Band, West Point Symphonic Wind Band, Nordic Affect, Skylark Vocal Ensemble, Lorelei Ensemble, Bach Sinfonia, Spektral Quartet, Bruce Levingston, Jenny Lin, Eleonor Bindman, Jory Vinikour, Christopher O’Riley, Pablo Zeigler, Ying Quartet, Jasper Quartet, Ronn McFarlane, Ensemble Galilei, Lara Downes, Peter Gregson, Stewart Goodyear, Janet Sung and many others. Dan produced the pre-recorded music for Macy’s July Fourth Live Fireworks Show television broadcast in collaboration with West Point Symphonic Band(s) in 2017 and 2018.
Additionally, Dan is extremely adept at editing a wide variety of musical genres, having served as editor for over 140 projects of many different styles and instrumentation settings. He is proficient in Pyramix and Pro Tools, and is equally at ease selecting the best takes for a solo recording track, or piecing together a 32+ channel orchestral work with overdubs, midi patches and choral/vocal additions.
Dan graduated from Shenandoah University in 2006 with a bachelor’s in Commercial Music with an instrumental emphasis on Classical vocal performance, and a classical/jazz piano minor. He was presented an “Alumni of Excellence” award from Shenandoah in April 2017 for recognition of his significant contributions to the audio and production industry. He has been the guest lecturer for college classes, served on discussion panels, and has adjudicated festivals, workshops and shows. He lives in Wilmington, NC with his wife and three kids, and is forever and always grateful for their continuous inspiration, collaborative energy, and steadfast love.
Dan currently serves on the Board of Governors for the Washington DC Grammy Chapter.