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Danielle Ondarza

Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion Department Chair

Danielle Ondarza is a freelance player in the Los Angeles area. As an orchestral player, she has played with the Los Angeles and Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestras and the Santa Barbara, Long Beach, Symphony Silicon Valley (formerly the San Jose Symphony), and Monterey Symphonies.

Recently, Danielle played principal horn for Josh Groban on his Straight to You Tour, traveling for six months throughout the United States and Europe. She has also performed live with Andrea Bocelli, Natalie Cole, Frank Sinatra Jr., Lenny Kravitz, Alicia Keyes, Queen Latifah, Kanye West, and Juan Gabriel. She regularly records for film and television; major pop releases include records for Justin Timberlake, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Mary J. Blige, and Barry Manilow. She has been seen on the MTV Video Music Awards, the American Music Awards, the Jimmy Kimmel Show, and Fox’s hit show “Glee.”

A committed teacher, Danielle is currently a faculty member at Pomona College, Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Oakwood Secondary School, and the the Beverly Hills International Music Festival.