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Wasaga Beach

Starbound Studios

Organization Profile
Brenda McDooling Duce is an established professional Music Director and Musician. Recent Broadway Musical Theatre Direction, Performance and Orchestration credits include Sweet Charity, Two By Two, Kiss Me Kate, The Pajama Game, Crazy For You, Les Miserables, Me And My Girl, Anything Goes, The King And I, Oklahoma, Guys And Dolls, The Boy Friend, No, No Nanette, Bye Bye Birdie, and Tom Sawyer.  Most recently working as Music Director with Orangeville Music Theatre and South Simcoe Theatre, Ms. McDooling is Music Director and Owner of Starbound Studios (1997 ~ Present) and has just recently been awarded the post of Senior Piano Instructor with The Melody In Me (formerly Cingolani) Academy Of Music And Performing Arts (2011 ~ Present). Brenda held the position(s) of Assistant Music Director, then Music Director, for Orangeville Music Theatre (1994 – 2010), Music Director for South Simcoe Theatre (2010), and has been honored to appear as a guest artist for Theatre Orangeville as First Keyboardist. She enjoys a full-time schedule of accompanying, adjudicating, consulting, directing, performing, recording and teaching. Ms. McDooling has worked with Actors, Artistic Directors, Choreographers, Dancers, Entertainers, Playwrights, Producers and Singers from the ACT-CO Festival, Barrie Jazz & Blues Festival, Calgary Winter Olympics, Charlottetown Festival, Deerhurst Inn, Hockley Valley Centre Of The Arts, J. C. Dance Troupe, Joy Of Performing Arts Academy, Northern River Arts & Entertainment, Orangeville Music Theatre, Roland & Romaine Productions, South Simcoe Theatre, Stage West, Stratford Festival, Theatre Orangeville, The Melody In Me Academy Of Music And Performing Arts, Toronto Sky Dome, Toronto Smile Theatre, 3SG Talent Management, and has accompanied lead soloists of the Canadian Opera Company and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Brenda is certified by the National Ballet School in advanced piano accompaniment for dance, the Royal Conservatory Of Music in advanced classical piano performance and theory, holds Teaching diplomas from the Royal Conservatory Of Music (classical) and the Technics Music Academy (pop keyboard), is a member of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers’ Association (ORMTA) and the Canadian Federation Of Music Teachers’ Association (CFMTA), and has been teaching, performing, and serving the community since 1976.


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