Songs for Young Singers - Donna Rhodenizer

ORMTA Presentation - Nov 2022

Donna Rhodenizer - Lighthouse - Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia

Donna is a teacher who composes and a composer who teaches.

She has been composing for young singers since 1985 when she began teaching.

Influences include:

  • Took piano, violin and voice lessons
  • Played classical, church and traditional
  • Sang in church girls’ choir, accompanied Sr. Choir
  • Orchestra experience (age 15-26)
  • Kodaly – Level 3 certification
  • Mom of three boys ( a MAJOR influence!)
  • Professional performer and award-winning recording artist (Donna & Andy)

Download Donna's Nov. 21, 2022 ORMTA Presentation 

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Donna Rhodenizer

Composer, Elementary Music Specialist

Donna Rhodenizer

Donna is always on the lookout for song-writing ideas. Her experiences as a mother of three boys have provided lots of inspiration! Her boys are now grown up, but her five grandchildren and the children from her elementary school music classroom have continued to be inspiring character studies for Donna’s compositions.

Donna has written over five hundred songs including repertoire for solo singers, choirs, and school groups, as well as songs for recorder, violin, handbells, piano, and organ. Donna’s music has found a place in the hearts and music libraries of music teachers and students around the world.