Deanna has composed over 80 originals/arrangements for use in corporate worship, including two jazz Masses, jazz hymn arrangements, psalm settings, new music for 19th century hymn texts, choral works, and original worship songs. Her 137 page companion songbook to her sacred jazz recording, From This Place, includes piano scores, lead sheets, choral scores, and bulletin inserts for 13 original pieces.
2016: Winner of the Illinois-ACDA Choral Composition Contest (SSAA setting of Tagore poem)
2014: Semifinalist for The American Prize in choral composition (SATB setting of Hildegard of Bingen text)
Church of the Mountain (SATB jazz- words and music)
Concentus Womens Chorus (SSAA setting of Denise Levertov poem)
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