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Music at the Casa presents "Simple Gifts Music Ensemble" with singer-actress Shirley Wang

Shirley Wang: Chinese-American Soprano Shirley Wang, is a remarkably versatile singer-actress. Most recently, she has debuted with Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera as Aida which received critical acclaims. As a soloist, Ms. Wang has been heard in California, Washington, Idaho, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Long Island, New Jersey, Florida, and New York City including the esteemed Carnegie Hall. A native of Taipei, Taiwan, Ms. Wang is a graduate of University of Southern California and a finalist for the NTDTV International Vocal Competition. Additionally, she operates a successful teaching studio in Central Florida.

Mark Looney: Mark’s piano playing is described as an inspirational performance that goes beyond what words can provide. You can hear and feel his diverse training in classical, popular, light jazz, and inspirational. At age 8, Mark started his formal music journey with piano lessons. With his wife Cheryl’s encouragement, Mark released his first solo album with original compositions in 1993. Since then Mark has released 5 Inspirational Albums and 2 Pop Albums. Mark’s music has been heard over national TV, Radio Stations,  Pandora, and personal appearances through out the US. Currently, Mark offers private piano lessons and In-Home Concerts in Central Florida. 

Donna Dantz Topp: Pianist, graduated Cum Laude from Heidelberg University with majors in music (concentration on piano performing) and psychology.  She received her Masters Degree from the State University of New York at Brockport and did further piano study at Eastman School of Music, Roberts Wesleyan College and Columbia University.  Donna ran a private keyboard studio in Rochester, New York for many years.  She was Director of Music, Organist and Choir Director in several Rochester area churches.  She also served as an accompanist for choirs, theatre groups, and vocal and instrumental soloists.  In Ocala she has been an accompanist for the Marion Civic Chorale, and founded and directed the Oak Run Choraliers, as well as substituting as organist for many churches in the Ocala area.