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Dionne McClain-Freeney

Dionne McClain-Freeney

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

Hireable as

  • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
  • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
  • Music Assistant
  • Songwriter
  • Music Transcriber
  • Classroom music teacher at an educational institution
  • Other

Instruments

  • Piano

Software

  • Finale

Affiliations

  • ASCAP
  • BMI
  • THE DRAMATISTS GUILD

Person of Color?

  • Yes

Pronouns

  • She/Her