- 3/25/19 A Tribute to Nancy Wilson in New York, NY at Aaron Davis Hall
- 4/01/19 - 4/29/19 Deanna is a Short-Term Scholar at the Collegeville Institute in Collegeville, MN at Collegeville Institute
Easter and Pentecost music
“We Walk in Love”
Deanna’s song in the free-to-use Justice Choir songbook was recently sung by 900 students at the 2017 St. Olaf Choral Day under the direction of Dr. Anton Armstrong. Watch video from that performance below.
Jazz hymn arrangements
Deanna’s 2017 trio recording and companion sheet music features 14 jazz arrangements of traditional hymn tunes.
Oração da Viajante (The Traveler’s Prayer)
Newly written during Deanna's artist residency at the Sacatar Institute in Bahia, Brazil, this choral piece with original Portuguese text was premiered in June 2018 by Choral Arts Initiative under the direction of Brandon Elliott. Listen to the performance below, and stay tuned for the sheet music.
Tag Archives: Deanna Witkowski
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Here’s the fifth entry in my hymn history co-blog with author and activist, Pam McAllister. We’re exploring the history of each of the hymns on Makes the Heart to Sing: Jazz Hymns. In this post, we look … Continue reading
Here’s the third installment in my hymn history co-blog with author and activist, Pam McAllister. We’re exploring the history of each of the hymns on Makes the Heart to Sing: Jazz Hymns. Makes the Heart to Sing: Jazz Hymns by Deanna Witkowski … Continue reading
I’m happy to be writing while looking out at trees in my mom’s backyard in upstate New York. There are so many logistics with the new album- and with upcoming tours and performances- that I am grateful for the opportunity … Continue reading
Last month was conference central, with my trio performing in Louisville at the Jazz Education Network conference, followed by showcases at the Association of Performing Arts Presenters conference in New York. We capped everything off with a great gig at … Continue reading
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