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DONNA MARIE BUFFALINO-HAILEY

57 Broadway Avenue, Sayville, New York 11782, (631) 589-8534, haileyd1953@yahoo.com

FORMAL EDUCATION:

Graduate work at Pittsburg State University in Vocal Performance, Pittsburg, KS, August 1977 to August 1978

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Education, Southwestern College, Winfield, KS, May 1976

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION WITH:

Russell Scarfeo (Philadelphia Civic Grand Opera Company), Bethpage, NY, 1981 - 1982

Eleanor Steber (Metropolitan Opera Company), NY, NY, 1980

Roy King (Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Opera on the Sound), Kings Park, NY, 1979 - 1980

Marguerite Thunemann (Lyric Opera of Chicago), Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS, 1977 - 1978

Veda Rogers (Kansas City Civic Opera Theatre), Southwestern College, Winfield, KS, 1973 - 1976

"Maestro" Michael Signorelli (Teatro alla Scala, Amato Opera Company), Bayport, NY, 1972

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Instructor in Voice, Jimmy Osbourne Music, Center Moriches, NY 2014 to present

Instructor in Voice, Family Melody Center, Patchogue, NY, 2011 to present

Church Soloist, First Church of Christ Scientist, Patchogue, NY, 2006 to present

Musical Director, Sayville Young People's Opera Workshop, Sayville, NY, 1996 to present

Private Instructor in Voice, ages 7 - adult, classical and musical theatre, 1994 to present (52 NYSSMA students 2015)

Vocal music teacher K - 6, Blue Point Elementary School, Blue Point, NY, 1980 - 1981

Vocal music teacher K - 6, West Sayville Christian School, West Sayville, NY, 1979-1980

CHORAL ASSOCIATIONS:

Opera et al, St. James, NY, 2012-present

Bay Area Friends of the Fine Arts (BAFFA) Chorale, Bayport, NY, 2012 - present

Long Island Symphonic Choral Association, Selden, NY, 2010 - present

Long Island Philharmonic Masterworks Chorus, Commack, NY, 1996 & 2004

New York Choral Society, NY, NY, 1972

DIRECTING EXPERIENCE -- MUSICAL THEATRE AND OPERA:

Little Shop of Horrors -- musical director, Sayville High School, West Sayville, NY, November 2015

Still Not Just Opera -- musical director, Sayville Young People's Opera Workshop, Summer 2015

Music for a Summer Night -- musical director, Sayville Young People's Opera Workshop, Summer 2014

Opera and Beyond! -- musical director, Sayville Young People's Opera Workshop, Summer 2013

A Night at the Operas -- musical director, Sayville Young People's Opera Workshop, Summer 2012

Cavalleria Rusticana, Notre Dame de Paris -- musical director, Sayville Young People's Opera Workshop,
Summer 2011

The Second Hurricane, Oedipus Tex, excerpts from Carmen -- musical director, Sayville Young People's Opera Workshop, Summer 2010

Trial by Jury, Down in the Valley, The Medium -- musical director, Sayville Young People's Opera Workshop,
Summer 2009

It's A Grand Night for Singing -- musical director, Sayville Young People's Opera Workshop, Summer 2008

The Fantasticks -- musical director, Sayville High School, West Sayville, NY, January 2008

The New Moon -- musical director, Sayville Young People's Opera Workshop, Sayville, NY, Summer 2007

The Magic Flute -- musical director, Sayville Young People’s Opera Workshop, Sayville, NY, Summer 2006

Tommy & "A Taste of Opera" -- musical director, Sayville Young People's Opera Workshop, Sayville, NY,
Summer 2005

Jesus Christ, Superstar; musical director, Sayville Young People's Opera Workshop, Sayville, NY, Summer 2004

Pirates of Penzance – musical director, Sayville Young People's Opera Workshop, Sayville, NY, Summer 2003

Notre Dame de Paris; musical director, Sayville Young People's Opera Workshop, Sayville, NY, Summer 2003

Little Shop of Horrors -- musical director, Sayville High School, West Sayville, NY, November 2002

Trial by Jury & "A Taste of Opera" -- musical director, Sayville Young People's Opera Workshop, Sayville, NY, Summer 2002

The Mikado – musical director, Sayville Young People's Opera Workshop, Sayville, NY, Summer 2001

Carousel -- musical director, Sayville High School, West Sayville, NY, March 2000

HMS Pinafore musical director, Sayville Young People's Opera Workshop, Sayville, NY, Summer 2000

Little Mary Sunshine; musical director, Sayville Young People's Opera Workshop, Sayville, NY, Summer 1999

Trial by Jury, musical director, Sayville Young People's Opera Workshop, West Sayville, NY, Summer 1998

The Little Magic Flute, musical director, Sayville Young People's Opera Workshop, West Sayville, NY, Summer 1997

The Fantasticks, musical director, Sayville High School, West Sayville, NY, January 1997

The Medium & The Telephone, musical director, Sayville Young People's Opera Workshop, Sayville, NY, Summer 1996

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE -- MUSICAL THEATRE AND OPERA:

Show Boat -- Parthy Ann Hawks, Creative Ministries Performing Arts Center, Oakdale, NY, January 2003

Phantom -- Carlotta, Creative Ministries Performing Arts Center, Oakdale, NY, October 2002

Carousel -- Cousin Nettie, Creative Ministries Performing Arts Center, Oakdale, NY, October 2001

The Sound of Music -- Sister Bertha, Creative Ministries Performing Arts Center, Oakdale, NY, Summer 1991

Oliver -- Mrs. Bedwin, Creative Ministries Performing Arts Center, Oakdale, NY, Summer 1990

Jesus Christ Superstar -- Apostle, Creative Ministries Performing Arts Center, Oakdale, NY, Summer 1989

Celebrate Life! -- Mary Magdalene, Committee for Christian Outreach, Sayville, NY, Summer 1982

The Witness -- Mary Magdalene, Committee for Christian Outreach, Sayville, NY, Summer 1981

La Boheme -- Mimi, Opera on the Sound, Kings Park, NY, Spring 1981

Carmen -- Francesca, Opera on the Sound, Kings Park, NY, Spring 1980

The Witness -- Mary, Committee for Christian Outreach, Sayville, NY, Summer 1980

Rigoletto -- Contessa, Opera on the Sound, Kings Park, NY, Spring 1979

Irene -- Mrs. Miller, Sayville Musical Workshop, Spring 1979

The Mikado -- Pitti-Sing, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS, Summer 1978

Oliver -- Nancy, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS, Summer 1978

The Magic Flute -- 2nd Lady, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS, Spring 1978

Amahl and the Night Visitors -- Mother, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS, December 1977

Family Album -- Jane Fetherways, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS, Fall 1977

Carousel -- Julie Jordan, Playcrafters, Bellport, NY, Spring 1977

Pirates of Penzance -- Mabel, Lakeside Players, Vassar, KS, Summer 1976

Oklahoma -- Gertie, Lakeside Players, Vassar, KS, Summer 1976

Cabaret -- Fraulein Schneider, Lakeside Players, Vassar, KS, Summer 1976

The Medium -- Mrs. Nolan, Southwestern College, Winfield, KS, Spring 1976

Company -- Amy, Southwestern College, Winfield, KS, Spring 1976

A Little Night Music -- Petra, Winfield Community Theatre, Winfield, KS, Fall 1975

Godspell -- Robin, Walnut Valley Summer Theatre, Winfield, KS, Summer 1975

George M -- Ethel, Walnut Valley Summer Theatre, Winfield, KS, Summer 1975

Trial by Jury -- Plaintiff, Southwestern College, Winfield, KS, Spring 1975

HMS Pinafore -- Josephine, Lakeside Players, Vassar, KS, Summer 1974

Scrooge -- Ghost of Christmas Present, Southwestern College, Winfield, KS, December 1974

Fiddler on the Roof -- Grandma Tzeitel, Southwestern College, Winfield, KS, January 1973






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