Featured Artist Update: Dionne McClain-Freeney


Habitat: Home New York City premiered just over a year ago. What are Habitat: Home artists up to now?

Featured Artist Update from: Dionne McClain-Freeney, Composer & Habitat: Home Co-Organizer

Recently, I taught a technical workshop called “Getting Your Gospel Groove on” for MAESTRA; have written for Oklahoma University of Science & The Arts, UC Irvine Claire Trevor School of The Arts, and Live and In Color Theatre; am arranging and music directing projects for Piper Theatre, The Tank, and The People’s Light Theatre; am teaching with Brooklyn Children’s Theatre; and am continuing to create virtual music pieces as Director of Music at Middle Collegiate Church.

*Dionne suggests supporting any of the organizations linked above as a way to support her and her colleagues’ work!

Dionne McClain-Freeney is a pianist, composer, lyricist, choral and musical director, arranger, singer and teaching artist’s credits include accompaniment in some of New York’s most beloved churches, appearances here and abroad, including Joe’s Pub, and off-Broadway musical direction. Her award-winning compositions and arrangements (New York Philharmonic, NYMF, GLAAD Media Award nominee) include “The Harriet Holland Social Club Presents the 84th Annual Star-Burst Cotillion in the Grand Ballroom of the Renaissance Hotel”(music and lyrics; play by Colette Robert), “Going Home: A Movement of Voices” (Allison Sniffin, co-composer), “The Movie Star and The Mammy,” (music; book and lyrics by Bil Wright), “The Sugar Hill Sisters” (music; book and lyrics by Bil Wright), and “This One Girl’s Story” (music and lyrics; book by Bil Wright). Dionne has also provided arrangements and musical direction for Theater Breaking Through Barriers and Piper Theatre. She’s a composer in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop.

Connect with Dionne:
Maestra: https://maestramusic.org/profile/dionne-mcclain-freeney/
Instagram: @mccfreeneymusic