HOT OFF THE PRESS: 12/2/2016 - HOLIDAY SONG RELEASE
2013 Oscar contending vocalist (#17 on the Awards Circuit list against Adelle's Skyfall) who has performed at the world famous "Bluebird" and the "Troubadour" sharing the stage & studio with artists Al Jarreau, Don Henley, Billy Idol, Martha Reeves, The Bangles and Chris Young. She is a published songwriter who has studied at Berklee School of Boston, penning songs with multi-platinum writers who have cuts with Justin Timberlake, Tina Turner and Kenny Rogers. Donna is also very proud to be a volunteer songwriter & advisory board member for Songs of Love Foundation having written over 200 songs for ailing children. For the past 12 years, Donna spent her days as a publisher working in Nashville & LA as a Music Supervisor and Composer placing over 75 songs in major motion pictures, TV and independent artist releases. She was the Senior Music Supervisor & Soundtrack Album director on the movie Halloween Party, placing 27 songs, 7 written for the movie, with one being a 2013 Oscar contender as well as Best Soundtrack in a Movie at the Laughlin Film Festival (2012).
12/2/2016 NEWS UPDATE: "Fearless" is featured in Bouncin’– The New Kid Pan Alley musical !
On Dec 2, 2016, Bouncin' had their first concert read of the new Kid Pan Alley musical at at George Mason University Center for the Arts • TheaterSpace• Concert reading of new Kid Pan Alley musical
My co-writer, Paul Reisler on the song "Fearless" wrote the script and he composed all of the songs featured in this musical with kids across the country! It’s a story of friendship, the breaking apart of that friendship, and then coming back together through crisis. The songs are amazing! George Mason University is workshopping it right now in preparation for a run next year. Directed by Ken Elston with additional material and dramaturgy by Jim Magruder. Info
Fearless was co-written with Paul Reisler this past May, 2016 at his beautiful home below the Shenandoah Mountains. I've know Paul for a long time and called him in to craft this poignant song with me. This song is dedicated to Pat Pattison who inspires all songwriters to believe in their craft and their dream.
Donna is an ASCAP writer and a proud member of the following organizations, with publishing companies at both ASCAP and BMI:
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