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Deanna Didriksen

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Songs by Deanna Didriksen

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Region:

Camrose, AB

Level of Experience:

ON MY WAY

Genre:

Blues | Classical | Christian | Folk and Traditional | Jazz | Rock and Pop

I Write:

By myself | For myself | With others | For others

I prefer to write:

Lyrics | Melody | Arrangements

Songs Recorded:

Prairie Sunsets (Olson&Didriksen) Alberta Road Trip (Olson&Didriksen)

I am interested in:

Networking | Pitching Songs to Artists | Pitching Songs To Tv/Film/Etc.

Biography:

Deanna Didriksen is an accomplished musician who enjoys many aspects of music- from writing and arranging, to performing and listening. Her background in singing and piano, paired with her love of poetry and lyrics has made for an excellent combination for composing and collaborating with other musicians.

Deanna sang in school choirs and under the direction of Paul Sweet (Wetaskiwin Composite High School) in her youth and continued her choral studies with Dr. Marc A. Hafso (Augustana University College, Camrose), where she obtained her BA in Music, also focusing on voice and English. She sang in both The Augustana Choir and encore during her university studies.

Currently, Deanna sings, arranges and composes music for Blue Thistle, a treble vocal group that performs in Camrose, Alberta. Blue Thistle’s gigs include events for local businesses and organizations, as well as the Olympic Torch Relay celebrations in Camrose (2010) and the Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts (2011), with their most recent concert "Shades of Love" performed February 2014.

Some arrangements and compositions for Blue Thistle are collaborative efforts with Tova Olson (singer/composer/drummer/pianist). Together, Deanna and Tova have a number of original songs, and arrangements for small ensemble, solo voice, and mixed choir; some of which have caught the interest of other Canadian artists and choir directors. Edmonton choir Shumayela and Coquitlam BC's Coastal Sound Youth Choir will be performing some of their material Spring 2014.

Deanna has directed local children’s choirs (school and church based) for a number of years and is a piano and voice teacher in Gwynne, Alberta. Projects in the works include a children’s musical and completing various arrangements of original works.

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