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Donna Roberts Axton

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Director of the Music Program

Phone: (775) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: d***@***.edu
Local Address:  Nevada , United States
Sierra Nevada College
999 Tahoe Boulevard
Incline Village , Nevada 89451
United States

Company Description: Founded in 1969, Sierra Nevada College is the only private college in Nevada, boasting an enrollment of approximately 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students. In...   more
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Donna Axton's students are ...
snceagleseye.com, 28 Nov 2015 [cached]
Donna Axton's students are learning to express themselves in a healthy and creative way while in her presence. She is the director of the Music program at Sierra Nevada College, and several classes including piano, voice, music history, and even psychology due to her Masters in Piano and Psychology.
"An accomplishment I've made is all the classes I teach, and I really love working with the students here. I think they are open minded and very caring people," Axton said.
Axton has been teaching at SNC for as long as she can remember. However, she has experienced and accomplished much more than just teaching a decent selection of classes at SNC.
Sierra Nevada College and Incline ...
www.tahoebonanza.com, 25 Oct 2010 [cached]
Sierra Nevada College and Incline Village Parks & Recreation Senior Programs will host Donna Axton at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, at Sierra Nevada College's Prim Library, 999 Tahoe Blvd. An optional breakfast will be provided for $3. Copyright 2010 North Lake Tahoe Bonanza. All rights reserved.
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Donna Axton, this week's neighbor, is the director of music studies at Sierra Nevada College, director of the SNC Concert Choir, a Toccata performer and the music minister at St. Patrick's Church. She has lived in Tahoe since 1972. At SNC, Donna teaches classes in piano, voice, world music, music history, music appreciation, music and mythology and psychology.
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Donna's own musical career included 14 years on tour as the pianist for Hoyt Copyright 2010 North Lake Tahoe Bonanza. All rights reserved.
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. - Sierra Nevada ...
www.tahoebonanza.com, 10 April 2012 [cached]
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. - Sierra Nevada College Concert Choir, under the direction of Donna Roberts Axton, presents "Paradise Lost," a musical adaptation of John Milton's epic poem, by J.A. Meyrelles and Axton, and "Frostiana" by Randall Thompson, his setting of seven Robert Frost poems.
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Axton is head of the music program at SNC.
North Lake Tahoe Bonanza - Your Town
tb.us.publicus.com, 23 April 2004 [cached]
Paradise Lost is a collaboration between Meyrelles and Donna Axton, chair of SNC's music department.But this isn't the first time the two have collaborated.They worked together in 1997 on Meyrelles' play, "Stars in Your Eyes," which was produced off-Broadway in New York two years later.
"Donna stands shoulder-to-shoulder with anyone arranging in New York ... she's a boon to the college," Meyrelles said.
"I compose on the guitar," he said.
Meyrelles has played the guitar as long as he can remember, and he began composing when he was in about the second grade.Paradise Lost is a song cycle of 18 songs.
"Donna is integral to the process," he added."It would be impossible to do it without her input."
She translates the guitar sound into sounds for piano and voice.
Meyrelles grew up in Michigan and then attended Whittenberg University in Ohio, followed by law school at Seattle University.Through the years, he continued playing the guitar and composing.At times, he played in bands at various clubs to help work his way through college.
After working for 15 years as a securities attorney in Century City in Los Angeles, Meyrelles decided to give up law.In 1995 he traveled extensively.Then in 1996, he signed with an agent and produced the demo tape for his first musical, "Stars In Your Eyes."The musical won several Tony awards, and after being produced in New York, it went to theaters across the United States.
Meyrelles said he hopes the same thing will happen for Paradise Lost.
"The Sierra Nevada Chorale is a great laboratory for me," he said."It's a safe environment."
Trading his avocation for his vocation has changed the quality of Meyrelles' life.He became aware that making music was more important to him than practicing law.
"I've realized you get to do the thing in life you think is most important: create art," he said."Sometimes - in this day and age - there isn't the support ... ."
There is nothing more exciting to Meyrelles than hearing real voices sing what was in his head, he said.
North Lake Tahoe Bonanza - Your Town
www.tahoebonanza.com, 1 May 2005 [cached]
Berger once worked as a visiting artist at the college Choir Director Donna Axton attended, so the performance had special significance for her.
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"('A Song of Seasons') is more of a hidden masterpiece that I love that nobody has ever heard of before," Axton said."It's kind of personal for me.I did it when I was in college, and I've been looking ever since then to try to find the music."
The music wasn't available until Berger died in 2002, Axton said.
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Axton is also an assistant professor of music and humanities at SNC, and several other choir members were SNC students.
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At the very end of the night, Axton turned to the audience and announced the choir had a special message for mother nature.At her cue, the choir chanted a loud reprise of the "Song of Seasons" line, "There is winter enough."When they ended, they were greeted with a standing ovation.
"That's what I love about music," said SNC Chair of Management Dr. K.T. Mehta, as he and the rest of the audience filed out.
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