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Danielle Olana Jagelski

Danielle Olana Jagelski


Danielle Jagelski is a conductor and composer based in New York City. At home in both operatic and orchestral realms, she is the Music Director and co-founder of Renegade Opera, Associate Conductor of PROTESTRA, producer for First Nations Performing Arts, Conducting Faculty at Manhattan School of Music precollege, and mentor for Girls Who Conduct.

As an enrolled citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and Redcliff Band of Ojibwe, Danielle often collaborates with other Indigenous performing artists. She is lead producer for First Nations Performing Arts, and is a fierce advocate for equity in musical spaces.

Upcoming engagements include and Guest Conductor at Manhattan School of Music Symphony Orchestra, a new work by Vera Starboard and Ed Littlefield at Perseverance Theatre, and the Central Jersey Music Educators Conference.

Recent conducting engagements include Scalia/Ginsberg at Opera Ithaca, Tlingit Opera at Perseverance Theatre, Adam’s Run at Renegade Opera, Missing by Brian Current at Anchorage Opera, Dark Sisters by Nico Muhly at Temple University Opera Theater, National Music & Global Culture Society gala concert at Lincoln Center, Garden of Alice by Elizabeth Raum with City Lyric Opera (NYC), served as assistant conductor for Le nozze di Figaro at the Estates Theater (Prague, CZ), and conducted and arranged Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice (Portland, OR)

Past engagements include working with ensembles such as the Opera Theater Saint Louis, Stanford Symphony Orchestra, Rhymes with Opera, Manhattan School of Music Orchestra, Norwalk Youth Symphony, and Opera Ithaca.

Danielle is an active composer of choral music, song, theater, and chamber music. Her most recent premieres have been by New Native Theatre, MUSE Cincinnati Women’s Choir, Hear Us Hear Them, and In The Pocket Ensemble, American Patriots Project, Artemis Singers, and a new commission from Voices of Accession//Voices of the New to be premiered in April 2024.

Danielle began her musical studies in composition at Hamline University with Jannika Vandervelde, with conducting studies at Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Jos Vermunt, with further studies at Manhattan School of Music with George Manahan. Her mentors also include Timothy Long and George Manahan.

Professional Experience

  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education


  • NYC/Tri-State Area
  • Seattle/Pacific NW

Interested in touring?

  • Yes

Hireable as

  • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
  • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Not Pianist)
  • Songwriter
  • Orchestrator
  • Vocal Arranger
  • Dance Arranger
  • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
  • Music Copyist
  • Music Transcriber

My Primary Instrument

  • Voice

My Instruments

  • Piano
  • Synth - keyboards
  • Trumpet
  • Voice


  • Finale
  • Sibelius




  • She/Her