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Featured Artist Update from: Danielle Buonaiuto, Singer & Arts Administrator
With more time to focus on the advocacy parts of my practice, I’ve been finding ways to share what I know and create opportunities to learn together.
I’ll be appearing with Stephen Hall and Knox Sutterfield on a panel/interactive webinar to talk about creating affirming spaces (Nov 10th 7:30pm ET) for choral music – from the standpoint of a queer person, though we’ll address race and other intersections as well, and be taking questions.
Danielle Buonaiuto’s performances have been praised for their “terrific clarity and color” (Baltimore Sun), her “entrancing and fluid” singing (DC Metro Theatre Arts), and her “ethereal vocals” that reveal “exquisite vocal technique and luscious colors” (OperaWire). After making her symphonic debut with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in 2011, she has appeared with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the orchestras of the Caramoor Festival, Peninsula Music Festival, and Lucerne Festival Academy. Danielle has received grants from the Brooklyn Arts Council, New Music USA, and the Peabody Conservatory, and has held fellowships at the Lucerne Festival, Bang on a Can at Mass MOCA, and Avaloch Farm Music Institute.
Danielle is also known in New York City as an accomplished organizational leader. Driven by values of community, access, inclusion, and compassion, she works in the fields of choral/vocal music and new music to build organizations with mission-driven policy and programs, equitable structure, and long-term sustainability. She has been a founding member of multiple new music ensembles, including REXDuo with soprano Lisa Perry, the Baltimore-based Lunar Ensemble, and ChamberQUEER, a Brooklyn-based chamber music organization that exists to promote LGBTQ+ composers and performers and build inclusive, intersectional spaces in classical music.
Currently, Danielle serves as Executive Director of Musica Viva NY in New York City, co-organizer of ChamberQUEER, and maintains a portfolio of consulting work on topics ranging from website maintenance and social media, to governance and strategic planning.
Canadian-born, she resides in Brooklyn.