Danielle Marie, Soprano
Executive Director of “Class Act Music Academy”
Soprano Danielle Marie is located in the South Bay area of Northern California. Nothing is more fulfilling to Danielle than singing oratorio, spirituals, and sacred works. Danielle received her Master’s Degree in Voice Performance at San Jose State University, studying under Professor Layna Chianakas and her Bachelors Degree in Music Education with an emphasis in Choral Conducting from California State University Fullerton. Prior voice instructors include Sandra Bengochea, Dr. Nicole Baker, and Mary Scheibe. Danielle has been the soprano soloist for a number of major works, including Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mozart Requiem, Mozart Vesperae solennes de confessore, Brahms Requiem, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, Kim Andre Arnensen’s “Magnificat,” and Schubert’s Mass in G with various groups in the Bay Area including Dr. Jeffrey Benson and the following chorus’: Peninsula Cantare, the Bay Area Singers, San Jose State University Symphonic Chorus, Michael DiGiacinto and the Winchester Orchestra, Lou De La Rosa and the Winchester Orchestra, and Kristina Nakagawa and Resounding Achord.
Danielle is often engaged as a soloist to sing African American spiritual repertoire, including the most recent addition of The Journey of Harriet Tubman, with different choirs around Northern California. Danielle’s other performances include a principal role of “Lady with a Cake Box” in Dominick Argento’s, “Postcard from Morocco,” the leading role of Eurydice in San Jose State Opera Theater’s production of Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld conducted by Michael Digiacinto and directed by Layna Chianakas, the soprano soloist in Mozart’s Requiem directed by Michael Digiacinto and Dr. Jeffrey Benson, Michaela in an encore performance with San Jose Chamber Orchestra conducted by Maestra Barbara Day Turner, and the National Anthem vocalist for a federal government ribbon cutting ceremony at the City of San Jose. Danielle made her international debut as the soprano soloist for Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass in Ireland at Perform International’s 2016 Limerick Sings Festival, and made her Tallinn, Estonia debut as the soprano soloist for Mozart Requiem at the Perform International 2018 Gala Concert in Tallinn, Estonia. Along with a number of upcoming oratorio performances, Danielle reprised the role of Harriet Tubman in March 2019 with the Sacramento Master Singers.
Currently Danielle is the Executive Director of “Class Act Music Academy” and is one of the founding members, Executive Director, and CEO of the South Bay music education non-profit, C.S.P.A.A. Bringing affordable and quality music education programs to underserved areas is Danielle’s passion.