After earning a Bachelor’s in Music Performance, Donna Kummer attended Marquette Law School and practiced law for several years, before returning to the world of music and theatre. Since then been involved in over 120 theatrical productions. She has provided musical direction at Modjeska Youth Theatre, Broadway Baby, Cornerstone, In Tandem, Boulevard Ensemble, Sunset Playhouse, and Waukesha Civic. Donna’s conducting credits include CATS, DREAMGIRLS and EVITA. She also frequently directs from the keyboard for such shows as FANTASTICKS, AIDA, and 175 performances of I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE! Donna also serves as Director of Music for Plymouth UCC Church in Milwaukee and conductor of the Wauwatosa Community Band and Tosa Jazz.
As a Musical Mercenary, Donna is for hire for just about anything — rehearsals, gigs on short notice (particularly during the day), coaching for auditions, background music, weddings & commitment ceremonies. If you’re looking for a 20+ piece swing band, the community-based group “Tosa Jazz” is available for low-cost gigs, especially fund-raising or other civic-minded events.