sound design | composition | performance | pedagogy

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Bio

Deanna H. Choi is a violinist, sound designer, composer, and teacher. She graduated from Queen's University with honours in behavioural neuroscience and a theatre minor. She studied violin with Jonathan Crow (TSO), Tibor Vaghy (Vaghy String Quartet), Jerry Csaba (NAC), and the late Kenneth Perkins (Orford Quartet); movement with Erika Batdorf; bouffon with Adam Lazarus; acting with Chick Reid, Gregory Wanless, Grahame Renyk, and Kim Renders; sound design with Thomas Ryder Payne, Richard Feren, and Peter McBoyle. She has designed productions across Canada with companies including the Stratford Festival, Soulpepper, Factory Theatre, Young People's Theatre, Blyth Festival, Nightwood, and Theatre New Brunswick. She has also presented her work in psychological research at national conferences and was a featured speaker at TEDxQueens. Deanna co-founded the Badass Brahms Chamber Collective, a non-profit ensemble that makes chamber music accessible and relevant to new audiences. Deanna’s primary interest is the intersection between music, theatre, and psychology, and how these links can be used as tools for clinical and social change. She lives in Toronto. 


AFFILIATIONS

 Associated Designers of Canada

Associated Designers of Canada

 Screen Composers' Guild of Canada

Screen Composers' Guild of Canada


ARTISTIC DEVELOPMENT


AWARDS

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ontario arts council

pauline mcgibbon award nominee

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royal conservatory of music

national gold medal recipient

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national science and engineering research council

undergraduate student research award recipient

queen's university

chancellor's scholar

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kingston symphony

bonnie j. thomas memorial string award recipient


NEW PROJECT DEVELOPMENT SUPPORTED BY

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The End of Time PRoject | WAKE

 

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The End of time Project

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LOVE YOU WRONG TIME