Danielle Vinup graduated in 1998 from Butler University with a B.S. in Music Theory and Composition. She then went on to get her Master’s degree from the University of Minnesota in Choral Conducting. After graduating from the U of MN, she spent a decade in music publishing, running Paulus Publications. Danielle conducted Bel Canto Voices for many years, taught at ARCC and Stages Theatre, worked for several local churches, and has been involved with community theaters around the Twin Cities metro as a performer. As a composer, Danielle has primarily written works for chorus, as well as many musicals for youth. As a singer-songwriter, Danielle released an album in 2014 entitled When It’s Real. Currently, she sings and plays piano in the Worship Band at Lord of Life-Maple Grove, and is the artistic director of Avalanche Arts of MN.