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NAME: George Quincy  
NATION: Choctaw  
DISCIPLINE: Composer & Arranger  


George Quincy was born and raised in Oklahoma and is of Choctaw heritage. He has two degrees from The Juilliard school and later taught there, became Musical Advisor to Martha Graham and went on to compose, orchestrate and conduct music for Theater, Dance, Film, Opera, Television and Concert. His music has been performed in Carnegie Hall, Weill Hall, Alice Tully Hall and many theaters in New York City.

Throughout his childhood, his Juilliard years and later, he believed that his lyrical gift in musical composition was rooted in his Choctaw blood and his analytical talent in his white western education. He develops the emotional and cultural fusion of classical music and Choctaw sounds in his personal artistic journey. His album, CHRISTMAS, has been re-released and can be found on AMAZON.COM. THE NEW YORK 5, a chamber music group specializing in Mr. Quincy s music, played a concert in February at Pen & Brush where they premiered Voices from Ground Zero for which he received a Meet the Composer Grant.

Albany Records has released a CD called CHOCTAW NIGHTS, based on Quincy’s Choctaw background and the moons of Jupiter. HOME AND THE RIVER, an opera about the civil war, is to be presented with orchestra by the Encompass New Opera Theatre next spring. His song cycle based on the crazy Jane poems of W. B. YEATS was presented by the YEATS SOCIETY in New York at Columbia University. The Dance Collective as just premiered Warp Redux using Voices from Ground Zero. Quincy has won 11 ASCAP awards in a row. 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and many from Meet the Composer.

On November 8, 2007 "Pocahontas at the Court of James I" and "Voices from Ground Zero" are to be presented by the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian in Washington DC, performed by the Queen's Chamber Band and two singers. The libretto is by Thayer Burch, Quincy's wife. This is to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown.

In November he is recording his piece for Native Flute and orchestra, "Choctaw Diaries" financed by a grant from the American Composers Forum. Last October, his chamber music group, The New York Five, had two concerts at the American Indian Wing.


Passionate Extremes. Opera/Musical – New York production at St. Peter's Church produced by the Musical Theater Works.
Flowerstone. Musical-Drama World Premier at the National Theater of Denmark.
Mandrake the Magician. Musical – Lenox Arts Center.
This November at AMAS.
Give My Heart An Even Break. Revue – Manhattan Theater Club.
Lines of Vision. Musical – St. Clements Church.
A Visit. Musical – Theater for the New City.
Life is Dream. Musical – INTAR
Sexual Perversity in Chicago. (Mamet) Incidental Music
Duck Variations. (Mamet) Incidental Music
Love and Death Play of William Inge. Incidental Music
The Sorrows of Frederick. Incidental Music


The Zodiac. London Contemporary Dance and the Bathsheva Company of Israel (performed in North and South America, Europe and the Middle East).
Wo-man. Alvin Ailey Repertory Company.
Tre. New Dance Group.
Murder in the Town Hall. (based on T.S. Eliot's Murder in the Cathedral) New Dance Group at The Museum of Natural History.


The Heist. Feature – Nordisk Films (Denmark)
The Messenger. Feature – Paramount (unreleased)
Missing Parts. Documentary – Site Inc.
Splendor in the Sand. Documentary – Scaena Productions.
Death of a City. Documentary – Scaena Productions.
Does it Matter? Documentary – M. McManus Productions


What a Life. (PBS)
Johnson & Johnson Corporate (winner of Silver Lion, Cannes)
Coca Cola, Tang, Palmolive, Armstrong Tire,
Time Magazine, Pier One, Place Ville Marie (in Canada)
Gentlemen's Quarterly Manstyle Awards (Radio City)
The Package and the Corporate Image, Mademoiselle
Magazine, Lever Bros, (all produced by M. P. Productions)


ASCAP, AFM (Local 802), AMC

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