Principal Horn

Danielle Ondarza is a horn player based in Los Angeles. As a freelancer, she has performed with many orchestras in Southern California, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale, and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, as well as concert series and festivals such as Jacaranda and Hear Now. She has performed as principal in musicals at major venues such as the Pantages Theatre and Segerstrom Center for the Arts. In film and television, her credits include Finding DoryDeadpool10 Cloverfield LaneSuicide SquadOnce Upon a TimePenny Dreadful, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Danielle played principal horn for Josh Groban on his Straight to You Tour, traveling for six months throughout the United States and Europe. She has also performed live with a variety of artists, including Andrea Bocelli, Mariah Carey, Natalie Cole, Frank Sinatra Jr., Lenny Kravitz, Alicia Keyes, Queen Latifah, Idina Menzel, Kanye West, and Juan Gabriel. Recording credits include dates for Mary J. Blige, Barry Manilow, Madonna, Sia, and Justin Timberlake.

A dedicated teacher, Danielle is on the faculty of the Colburn School’s Community School of Performing Arts, Pasadena Conservatory of Music, Pomona College, and the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA). Her students have been accepted to a long list of prestigious universities and conservatories, including Eastman, USC’s Thornton School, the Manhattan School, San Francisco Conservatory, New England Conservatory, and UCLA’s Herb Alpert School.