- 4/09/18 - 6/04/18 Artist residency in Itaparica, Bahia at Sacatar Institute
- 6/13/18 - 6/15/18 Deanna is a composition fellow in Newport Beach, CA at Choral Arts Initiative PREMIERE/Project Festival
Nossa Senhora Suite: Deanna in Brazil!
From April 9-June 4, Deanna will be at the Sacatar Institute in Itaparica, Bahia, Brazil doing research for her new project, the Nossa Senhora Suite. Learn more- along with how you can make a tax-deductible contribution through the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA).
Makes the Heart to Sing: Jazz Hymns
Watch a choral premiere!
Watch the new video!
My Soul Proclaims (Magnificat)– from a live performance at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Salem, Oregon, 2011. NOTE: Part one, which features a three-part a cappella song, “Never Before,” is available here. The second installment in my Advent music about Mary … Continue reading
NOTE: Part 2 is now available here. One of the challenges of the month of December (for me, at least) is not skipping ahead to Christmas. My brain is focused on travel plans; how I’ll make my money stretch to … Continue reading
I had a great week of gigs in Chicago earlier this month. It was so nice to be back in my former home city and to see old friends and to make new ones. One of the best things about … Continue reading
As a pianist, I’ve entered a fair share of music competitions. Some were in junior high and high school, on both piano and flute; some were college auditions. Some were professional: in 2002, I won the Great American Jazz Piano … Continue reading
My birthday is coming up on March 20. It’s a date that I share with other piano luminaries including Harold Mabern, Larry Harlow, and Marian McPartland. In 2003, I recorded a Piano Jazz episode with Marian that occurred just days before … Continue reading
Tomorrow is my final day of immersion in the world of music-theater at New Dramatists, a New York institution that offers many practical resources to emerging playwrights. 2015 marks the thirtieth year that New Dramatists has offered a Composer-Librettist Studio … Continue reading