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Dionne McClain-Freeney

Dionne McClain-Freeney

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    Dionne McClain-Freeney, 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.

    Professional Experience

    • Off Broadway
    • Education

    Regions

    • NYC/Tri-State Area
    • Philadelphia/Mid-Atlantic

    Maestra Expertise

    • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
    • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
    • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
    • Music Assistant
    • Songwriter
    • Music Transcriber
    • Voice Teacher (Educational Institution)

    My Instruments

    • Piano

    Software

    • Finale

    Additional Skills

    • Actor-Musician
    • Home Studio Whiz

    Affiliations

    • ASCAP
    • BMI
    • THE DRAMATISTS GUILD

    Person of Color?

    • Yes