Music Department
Faculty & Staff
Donna Cain
Adjunct Faculty in Music

Email: dcain@okcu.edu
Office: BC A209
Phone: (405) 208-4941

Education:

  • The Univeristy of Michigan - Master of Music, Viola Performance
  • Denison Univeristy - Bachelor of Music, with Honors, Viola Performance

Personal Instructors:

  • William Lincer
  • Barbara Hustis
  • Francis Bundra
  • Frank Bellino

Performance Experience:

  • Oklahoma City Philharmonic
  • Masterwork Orchestra, New York City
  • St. Cecelia Orchestra, New York City
  • Princeton Chamber Symphony, New Jersey
  • Riverside Symphonia, New Jersey
  • New Jersey Lyric Opera
  • New Jersey Choral Society
  • New Jersey Pops
  • Cleveland Chamber Symphony
  • Akron and Canton (Ohio) Symphony
  • Ohio Chamber Orchestra
  • String Quartets and various chamber ensembles
  • State Theater, Cleveland (for Yul Brynner in The King and I, John Davidson in Oklahoma, Anthony Quinn in Zorba, Richard Harris in Camelot, etc.)
  • Blossom Music Center and Front Row Theater, Cleveland (for Sammy Davis, Jr., Gladys Knight and the Pips, Perry Como, Melissa Manchester, Jay Leno, Bob Hope, Don Rickles, Johnny Mathis, Linda Ronstadt, Marvin Hamlisch, Connie Francis, and many more)

Career Highlights:

  • Several concerts each year from 1991 to 1998 in Carnegie Hall.
  • Princeton Chamber Symphony tour of Jordan and Egypt where we played for Queen Noor of Jordan, and were the only United States representative for the Gala Opening of the new Opera House in Cairo.

Professional Organizations:

  • American Federation of Musicians
  • American Viola Society
  • Chamber Music America
  • American String Teachers Association
  • Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society