Born in Germany and raised in the Midwest, Marcya Daneille has dedicated most of her life to pursuing the dream of becoming a professional singer. Classically trained in both piano and voice, as well as a member of ASCAP, Marcya has created a niche for herself as a cross-genre vocalist with an inspiring musical sensibility and impressive technical skill.
As a competitive singer during her undergraduate studies at the The Music Conservatory of the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, Marcya was able to continue developing her career as a singer which began when she was only a sophomore in high school. She is the recipient of numerous awards in Classical music including Young Artist of the Year with the Lakeview Music Society, Young Artist of the Year with the Bel Canto Chorus of Milwaukee, an honorable mention from N.A.T.S. (National Association of Teachers of Singing), as well as a Young Artist performer at the International Art Song Festival held at the University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee. Marcya was granted her first contract with a regional opera company (Lyric Theater of Illinois) as a freshmen in college. Upon graduating from college Marcya continued to sing professionally as a member of Lincoln Opera Chicago, but eventually left the area to attend the University of Iowa on a full graduate fellowship. At the University of Iowa Marcya completed graduate coursework in Voice Performance. Marcya juggled her academic studies while maintaining an active performance calendar in the Midwest.
Shortly after relocating to the East Coast, Marcya established herself as a session singer and voice coach, offering cross-genre training to a diverse clientele of established and aspiring singers. Desiring to expand her own creative palette, Marcya decided to pursue her passion for Jazz and began coaching with a former accompanist for the late Dakota Staton. This eventually led to her recording and producing her first CD of Jazz Standards entitled "Keeping it Simple." Wycliffe Gordon, former veteran member of the Wynton Marsalis Septet, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra was filling out traditional side of his record label at the time, BluesBack Records, and expressed interest in re-releasing "Keeping it Simple" with himself as the Executive Producer. The revised edition includes an original tune, "Nosey Folks Blues" which was co-written by Marcya and Mr. Gordon. Marcy is also the featured artist on numerous dance music singles and re-mixes which were released in Europe.
Marcya has performed at New York venues such as Rose Theater (Jazz at Lincoln Center), the Apollo Theater, Alice Tully Hall, Miller Theater at Columbia University, S.O.B.s, Sugar Bar, Crash Mansion, 5C Caffee and Caffe Cielo. Chicago venues include The University Golf Club, Chant, Red Kiva, The Art Institute of Chicago and Charles Heath Presents: Jazzin' on the South Side. A few of Marcya's career highlights in Jazz include a featured vocalist spot in a Mary Lou Williams Centennial Concert at St. Francis Xavier Church in New York City, concerts at Freedom Hall (2010/2011), performances at the Summer Sizzle Jazz Festival (2011/2012) and the Main Street Music Festival.
Marcya frequently performs at private events and loves to use her talent to support charitable benefit concerts for social and religious organizations. She remains a dedicated music educator in private studio, group classes and community based non-profit programs.