Bachelors of Music, Composition (2006)
University of the Pacific
Primary Instructors: Francois Rose (composition), Robert Coburn (composition), Frank Wiens (piano)
Masters of Music, Composition (2009)
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Primary Instructor: Dan Becker
"...Borrowing elements from electronic, indie-rock, jazz and neo-classical music, Farney’s compositions takes the listener on a sonic journey that is both unexpected and completely enthralling. Whether it is a sprawling orchestral piece, ambient meditation or introspective indie-folk song, Farney’s music is far-reaching while retaining its own unique continuity..."
-the deli magazine
Devin Farney (b. 1983) is a musician based out of San Francisco. He is an internationally performed composer, songwriter, and pianist - as well as a freelance music instructor.
Devin and his music have been a part of the American Conservatory in Fontainebleau, France, the international new music festival in Darmstadt, Germany, the ANALOG Art's "Iron Composer" competition, and more. His works have received notable performances and honors/awards - including his composition Fire And Ice, which was recently a winner of the Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition.
Devin is equally at home in the worlds of concert, film, and commercial music. His music has been heard on a wide variety of television shows, sought and used by local filmmakers, playwrights, and other artists. His compositions have been commissioned and performed under the baton of up-and-coming conductors, performers (Jai Jeffryes, Morgan O'Shaughnessey, etc.), and ensembles (The New Music Conflagration, Conundrum, etc.).
As an arranger/transcriber, Devin's skills have been employed by composers Terry Riley, Glen Roven, Arthur Kampela, and others, as well as the organizations like the Assyrian Aid Society of America.
Devin's music is published by Imagine Music.
Studying under renowned Pianist Frank Wiens from 2002-2006, Devin's piano studies have included a wide variety of classical composers. He is also an experienced improviser and jazz pianist with a extensive background of group and solo performances in the greater Bay Area. He is available for performances at weddings, cocktail hours, and benefits.
Devin is no stranger to the pop/rock/indie scene as well, frequently playing piano, keyboard/synth, and guitar with groups and artists including The Love Dimension, Mark Nelsen, and many others.
His 2014 EP Lost In The Cloud was released by Black Toast Records. Devin has also independently released two full albums of original music: Some Were Made Of Gingerbread and Magnum Passion.
To check out more of Devin's original music, please visit CD Baby.
Devin has given private music lessons to dedicated individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and musical expertise for over a decade. He is currently one of the most sought-after instructors in piano, guitar, and composition/theory in the San Francisco area.
Devin's music is registered through ASCAP.