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Ms. Karen Donnelly

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Teacher

Phone: (613) ***-****  HQ Phone
University of Ottawa
40 Ruskin Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 4W7
Canada

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Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member
    Rideau Lakes Brass Quintet

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts , Music
  • Master of Music
    McGill University
  • Master's of Music
    McGill University
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Web References
OYOA Faculty - Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy
www.oyoa-aojo.ca, 30 Sept 2014 [cached]
Karen Donnelly
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Karen Donnelly was appointed Principal Trumpet of the National Arts Centre Orchestra in October 1999 following three successful seasons as Acting Principal Trumpet. As a member of the Rideau Lakes Brass Quintet, she is very active in giving educational concerts and workshops in schools. Also a member of the large ensemble Capital BrassWorks, Karen is very involved in the organization and presentation of this group's highly successful concert series held in Ottawa. Karen joined the teaching staff of the Music Department of the University of Ottawa in 2002.
Inner Circle Management | Karen Donnelly
www.innercirclemanagement.ca, 31 Oct 2013 [cached]
Karen Donnelly Inner Circle Management | Karen Donnelly
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Following three successful seasons as Acting Principal Trumpet of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Karen Donnelly was unanimously appointed Principal Trumpet in October 1999. A native of Regina, Saskatchewan, Karen completed her Bachelor of Arts in Music at the University of Regina, and continued studying at McGill University (Montreal) where she completed a Master of Music. From 1994-1996, Karen played with Orchestra London(Canada) as Principal Trumpet. Since her arrival in Ottawa in 1996, Karen has also kept a busy schedule, performing many concerts for CBC (French and English) and participating in the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival. As a member of the Rideau Lakes Brass Quintet, and a founding member of the Capital BrassWorks ensemble, she is active in many educational projects. May 2008 brought the release of Karen's first solo recording, "Gabriel's Sister" with Capital BrassWorks. In addition to performances with Capital BrassWorks and the full schedule of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Ms. Donnelly teaches at the University of Ottawa. Donnelly is scheduled to perform as a featured soloist with the Saskatoon Symphony on April 10, 2010. For ticket information, please visit the Saskatoon Symphony website. www.capitalbrassworks.com To purchase "Gabriel's Sister", please click here.
Karen Donnelly
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Karen Donnelly
Faculty Biographies, School of Music
www.music.uottawa.ca, 12 June 2014 [cached]
Karen Donnelly
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Karen Donnelly - trumpet
Karen Donnelly was appointed Principal Trumpet of the National Arts Centre Orchestra in October 1999 following three successful seasons as Acting Principal Trumpet.
A native of Regina, Saskatchewan, Karen became hooked on the trumpet in her elementary school band program. While she displayed a natural ability for the instrument, she started her formal training much later at the University of Regina. After completing her Bachelor of Arts in Music, Ms. Donnelly received a major bursary from the Saskatchewan Arts Board to continue studying at McGill University (Montreal) where she completed a Master's of Music in 1991. While in Montreal, she quickly became one of the most sought-after trumpet players in the area, performing with premier ensembles such as the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Les Violons du Roy and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens Orchestra.
From 1994-1996, Karen played with Orchestra London (Canada) as Principal Trumpet and performed with many ensembles in southwestern Ontario during this period.
Since her arrival in Ottawa, Karen has also kept a busy chamber music schedule performing many concerts for CBC (French and English) and with the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival. As a member of the Rideau Lakes Brass Quintet, she is very active in giving educational concerts and workshops in schools. Also a member of the large ensemble, Capital BrassWorks, Karen is very involved in the organization and presentation of this group's highly successful concert series held in Ottawa. The Capital BrassWorks recently released its second CD featuring Ms. Donnelly as soloist.
Teaching continues to be an important part of her schedule. Through the NAC Music Education programs, Karen Donnelly has given master classes in Switzerland, Mexico, the United States and in Canada from coast to coast. She joined the teaching staff of the School of Music of the University of Ottawa in 2002.
Karen Donnelly - principal ...
nac-cna.ca, 11 Sept 2011 [cached]
Karen Donnelly - principal trumpet
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You can hear him on their three recordings: Capital BrassWorks, their first self-produced and self-titled CD; From Russia with Brass, a critically acclaimed CBC SM5000 recording; and Gabriel's Sister featuring NACO principal trumpet Karen Donnelly.
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Karen Donnelly
principal trumpet
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Karen Donnelly
Following three successful seasons (1996-1999) as Acting Principal Trumpet of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Karen Donnelly was unanimously appointed Principal Trumpet in October 1999.
A native of Regina, Saskatchewan, Karen became hooked on the trumpet in her elementary school band program. While she displayed a natural ability for the instrument, she started her formal training much later at the University of Regina.
After completing her Bachelor of Arts in Music, Ms. Donnelly received a major bursary from the Saskatchewan Arts Board to continue studying at McGill University where she completed a Master of Music in 1991. While in Montreal, she quickly became one of the most sought-after trumpet players in the area, performing with most major ensembles including the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. From 1994-1996, Karen held the position of Principal Trumpet with Orchestra London (Canada) and performed with many ensembles in southwestern Ontario during this period.
Karen Donnelly has been featured as trumpet soloist with the NAC Orchestra on several occasions. The NAC commissioned Gary Kulesha, NAC Award Composer, to write a piece especially for Karen.
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Since her arrival in Ottawa in 1996, Karen has kept a busy chamber music schedule performing many concerts for CBC (French and English) and with the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival. As a member of the Rideau Lakes Brass Quintet, she is very active in giving educational concerts and workshops in schools. Also a member of the large ensemble, Capital BrassWorks, Karen is very involved in the organization and presentation of this group's highly successful concert series held in Ottawa. Capital BrassWorks recently released its third CD, "Gabriel's Sister" featuring Ms. Donnelly as soloist.
In addition, Ms. Donnelly performs as soloist with groups varying from professional orchestras, to community amateur orchestras and many local school bands. Ms. Donnelly has also been soloist with ensembles such as Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra London, McGill Symphony Orchestra, Hannaford Silver Street Band, Maple Leaf Brass Band, the Regina Catholic Schools Honour Band, just to name a few.
Teaching continues to be an important part of Karen's schedule. Through the NAC Music Education programs, Karen has given master classes in Switzerland, Mexico, the United States and in Canada from coast to coast. Ms. Donnelly joined the teaching staff at the University of Ottawa in 2002. Recently, Karen has been working with a team of volunteer teachers in the newly created "Orchkidstra" program in Ottawa that gives lessons and instruments to children in inner-city schools.
Thanks to the generosity of the Canada Council for the Arts, during the 2006-2007 season, Karen has been able to embark on a professional development program to study with Philip Smith, Principal Trumpet of the New York Philharmonic.
ArtsAlive.ca - Music : Orchestra on Tour: 2005
www.artsvivants.ca, 1 Jan 2005 [cached]
Karen Donnelly, NACO principal trumpet, remains behind as the Orchestra heads home to Ottawa.
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Karen, who is usually one of the busiest musicians on tour, passed over much of the teaching this tour to Manon Lafrance because of the demands of the Kulesha commissioned work "The Boughs of Music" that features Karen as soloist.
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Karen, who is usually one of the busiest musicians on tour, passed over much of the teaching this tour to Manon Lafrance because of the demands of the Kulesha commissioned work "The Boughs of Music" that features Karen as soloist.
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Calgary trumpet students have received a lot of coaching this past week from the "trumpets of NACO" including Karen, Manon and as well Douglas (Pace) Sturdevant, former NACO principal trumpet who was in Calgary to help out with Music Connexions and in Banff for the New Music Concert.
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Karen Donnelly led a trumpet masterclass at Grande Prairie Regional College for GPRC Conservatory students.She was pleasantly surprised at the level of talent for a music conservatory in a town the size of Grande Prairie.
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Karen Donnelly, NACO principal trumpet, beats that with a total count of thirty trumpets to her name….Imagine!
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Students from the public and catholic school boards of Saskatoon and Humboldt, the University of Saskatchewan, and members of the Saskatoon Children's Choir, the Saskatoon Youth Choir and a private Suzuki studio heard Pinchas Zukerman rehearse from tour repertoire that included Dvorak's Symphony No 8 and the NAC's commission of Gary Kulesha called "The Boughs of Music" featuring principal trumpet, Karen Donnelly.
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Steve Mazey of the Ottawa Citizen and our tour photographer Fred Cattrol captured what they could of the story of building back a band program that, according to Harold, Anna-Marie and one of NACO's Saskatchewan natives, Karen Donnelly, used to be thriving.
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The University of Saskatchewan's Music Department played host to trumpet and viola master classes, led by Karen Donnelly and David Goldblatt, and a wind ensemble rehearsal led by NAC Award Composer Gary Kulesha.
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As a Regina native, Karen is well known to the trumpet faculty at U of S, including the head of the music department, Dean McNeil, who is also a trumpet player.
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Tuesday, November 8, 2005 @ 11:16 AM | Today we attended Karen Donnelly's Trumpet Masterclass at the University of Saskatchewan.Watch this video journal to learn the tips and techniques that Karen provided to the students and hear what the students had to say about the class.
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Karen Donnelly recorded this brief report from departure gate 120 at the Toronto airport. >
Podcast interview with Karen Donnelly and Bryan Boychuk
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Principal Trumpet Karen Donnelly and Second Violon Bryan Boychuk are both from Regina Saskatchewan.
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