Donna, originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania, Donna is an accomplished pianist and violinist, holding multi-disciplinary degrees from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, The University of Michigan, and Troy State University.
Donna started playing in church at 10-years old and has served the Lord through music since then. Well-versed in both traditional and contemporary music, she has served the Diocese of Venice since 2005 as the Contemporary Mass (Lifeteen) Music Coordinator at Epiphany Cathedral and has been an accompanist for Saturday Masses at Our Lady of Lourdes. She also served several other churches in the Venice area as music director or as a staff musician since arriving in Venice in 1997.
Donna has played violin with The Venice Symphony since 1999 and is the founder and director of The Venice Symphony Youth Orchestra. In addition, she has performed in Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, and throughout Northern Italy. Donna is also an accompanist and plays for aspiring and professional musicians. She had an opportunity to accompany her friend, Anita Johnson, a soprano soloist with the New York Metropolitan Opera for a concert in 2011.
Donna also teaches private violin, viola, piano, and music theory lessons. She is happily married to Roger.