Donna Dyson Choral Composer

Donna Dyson is a national award winning composer and co-writer.  Donna’s choral works have been performed nationally and internationally by professional, community and school choirs. Donna travelled to Vienna and Prague to view her Nationally Award Winning work performed at the Summa Cum Laude International Festival .

Donna’s original compositions have been performed at national and international concert halls, recorded by award winning artists, ensembles of 650 voice choirs and state orchestras, schools and community choirs. 

Donna Dyson was awarded the honour of Composer in Residence for the Brisbane Sings Annual concert for 6 years running and holds this role for two choirs in 2019.

Donna loves to write for children due to her 25 year background in education as a teacher, education leader and university lecturer and is globally signed to MGM for her children’s label SPOTTY KITES which she teams up with her cowriter Craig Allister Young.

Donna and Craig Allister Young’s composition are also featured on their MGM globally signed label Dyson & Young. This label features beautiful Christmas ballads.

Contact Donna if you would like to discuss a new choral work or accessing her catalogue for your school, community or project.


Donna Dyson was commissioned by The Glennie School composing the feature song "Spirit Of Australia" which was performed at the Summa Cum Laude International Festival in Vienna, Austria. The choir also performed this piece in Italy and Prague during the tour. Donna was excited to personally hear the choir performing in Vienna and Prague. This song was cowritten with Damien Leith and won the Australian Song of the Year. Donna is frequently writing new school songs, feature works and chorale compositions.


CLICK HERE to discuss with Donna Dyson a choral song just right for your choir or school project.  Donna can also write an original work  or school song for your choir or special school event!

Songs are available for:





  • School Songs

  • School celebration pieces (centenaries etc)

Contemporary Community Choirs

Donna Dyson works with choirs across Australia. She travels as a co-writer,  a composer-in-residence or song-writing workshop facilitator. Donna's extensive education background affirms her warmth and knowledge will be enjoyed by your choir, or workshop or conference. You can learn more about Donna as an educator, lecturer and mentor through this website.

CLICK HERE and converse with Donna Dyson regarding a choral song or event just right for your choir or community project.

 Donna can also write an original work for your choir or special event!


Donna's appointment as Composer In Residence for the annual productions of Brisbane Sings, is supported by the host choir: Queensland Show Choir.  Donna Dyson was appointed as the choir's Composer in Residence and each year,  contributes tot he choir's compositions.

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Sydney 102.5 FM In Conversation: Feature Artist Donna Dyson

Fine Music 102.5 presenter Michael Morton-Evans welcomes Donna Dyson to his feature program In Conversation. They chat candidly about Donna’s childhood, professional breadth of Education and Lecturing and delight in her achievement in music against all odds of being legally blind.