Donna is a graduate of Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a Master of Humanities (Music Emphasis).  Her collegiate teachers were Diane Gilley, Jack Wellbaum, William (Bill) Foster, Christopher Chaffee, and Inger Neighbours.  Donna has performed at masterclasses and/or taken lessons with flutists Penelope Fischer, Kristen Stoner, Alexa Still, Nina Assimakopoulos, Irna Priore , Jennifer Parker-Harley, John Thorne, Alberto Almarza, Tess Miller, and Karl Barton.  Her ensemble performance experience includes:  Wright State University's Chamber Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Band, and Opera Orchestra; Orchestra member for various productions presented by Dayton Playhouse South, Dare to Defy Productions, Dayton Playhouse, Children's Performing Arts of Miamisburg, and Innova Theatre; Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra; Springboro Wind Symphony; Piqua Civic Band; Sidney Civic Band (substitute); Sinclair Concert Band, Sinclair Wind Ensemble (substitute); Kettering SDA Praise Orchestra; University of Cincinnati CCM Chamber Music Adult Weekend performer; and member of the combined collegiate flute choir that performed with Sir James Galway.  Donna is a member of the National Flute Association, the Flute New Music Consortium, and the International Association for Music and Medicine.

 
Donna's Master's project was a paper titled "Living Female American Composers of Selected Flute Music of the 20th and 21st Centuries" along with a flute recital of music written by these composers. The potential benefits of this project included fostering a greater interest and awareness of music written by this underrepresented population.
Click on the Media tab to listen to a few of the recital pieces. 
 

 

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