Piano fund + New video series

Happy spring! Last month I shared about my move to Pittsburgh and my need to have a concert-level piano at home (I’ve been without a piano since last August). I also performed an online piano fund concert– you can watch … Continue reading

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Deanna’s housewarming piano fund + thank-you concert

Watch Deanna’s recent (March 24) online solo concert HERE. All donations (whether made before, during, or after the concert) will go towards a piano for Deanna in her new Pittsburgh home. ——————————————————– For the last six months, I’ve been living … Continue reading

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Preorder Deanna’s Mary Lou Williams biography!

Three years in the making, my forthcoming (August 2021) biography, Mary Lou Williams: Music for the Soul, is now available here for preorder!

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Deanna featured on the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra “Front Row” series

See Deanna’s recent interview and trio performance from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra “Front Row” online concert series! Interview: This 3.5 minute video interview is a great introduction to Deanna and explains why she loves the city of Pittsburgh. Performance: Watch … Continue reading

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Two new score videos for Advent and Christmas

Comfort Ye (Comfort, Comfort Ye My People) is an original three-part (SAB) gospel/R&B setting of the classic 17th-century Advent text. The piece can easily be sung with a solo vocalist and piano. Buy the mp3 of Comfort Ye here. Buy … Continue reading

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Choral competition win- Make My Joy Complete

Deanna’s new SATB choral piece, “Make My Joy Complete,” is the second place winner of the National Sacred Music Choral Composition Contest! This accessible, gospel-tinged anthem on the theme of unity is appropriate for singers of all ages. Check out … Continue reading

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Encore Broadcast this Sat, Oct 10 at 8 pm EST- Deanna Witkowski Trio Plays Mary Lou Williams

Free, but registration is required here! ENCORE BROADCAST! This Sat, Oct 10 at 8 pm EST, watch the Deanna Witkowski Trio play an all Mary Lou Williams 60 minute concert from Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild. Register and watch the concert HERE. View … Continue reading

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Playing Music Again (in some cases, with others)

Just two weeks ago, I played a live, socially distanced outdoor gig with a bassist and drummer (see photo above). It was my first time making music with other musicians in exactly six months and one day. SIX MONTHS AND … Continue reading

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We Walk in Love- a modern justice anthem

“We Walk in Love” is for this moment. “Witkowski did a wonderful job of honoring the gospel style with We Walk in Love and the lyrics carry such a beautiful message that resonates with singers of all ages. I’ve conducted … Continue reading

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Even, Only for This Day: a hymn for this uncertain time

“Do not depend on the hope of results.” This quote comes from a letter that Thomas Merton wrote to activist (and my Facebook friend), Jim Forest. Our worldwide reality is forcing us to truly live in the present, to take … Continue reading

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