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Danielle Woerner: Writing and Songwriting

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Danielle’s writing career, like her singing, is multi-faceted.

Her expository skills were honed during the 1980s, when she was one of New York City’s most respected classical-music publicists and concert presenters. She ran a firm called Woerner/Bobrick Associates with her former husband, the author, Benson Bobrick, while developing her singing career at the same time. W/BA presented a great deal of new musical work on the New York and national scenes, and Danielle’s descriptions of the music and the events helped distinguish them in the media’s and the public’s eye. She became a top publicist for the CBS television network’s Entertainment Division, and finally, Bard College’s Director of Public Relations, before going into her musical and other creative work full-time.

Danielle’s feature articles have appeared on the pages of national magazines like Newsweek (July, 2005), Classical Singer (November, 2006), and New Music Connoisseur (August 2001). Regionally, she was a regular contributing feature writer and reviewer for Hudson Valley Magazine and The Woodstock Times for several years.

More recently, her skill with the pen has taken a more imaginative turn. Her poetry has been published in the arts and culture monthly, Chronogram (June 2007). She’s currently completing two novels -- one based on her grandmother's life in 19th/20th century Philadelphia, and the other drawing on her experiences as a young singer in Manhattan -- writing slam poems based on classic stories, and creating songs.

Now enrolled in Berklee College of Music's Master Certificate Program in Songwriting, Danielle creates songs that draw on folk, classical art-song, musical theater and jazz traditions, to forge an independent style all her own. She is a BMI-affiliated songwriter, and has been awarded one of Berkleemusic's coveted Celebrity Scholarships for her work in the Master's program.