Bonnie is a native Angelino from a musical family. Her father played alto sax with Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Xavier Cugat and the Dorsey Brothers. She began piano at age 9, followed by drums and arranging/orchestration in college, and then composition and conducting. Bonnie completed her bachelor program and graduate work at California State University, Los Angeles, and was a participant in the world famous Earle Hagen BMI Film Scoring Workshop. She completed the University of Southern California Advanced Studies Program, Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television, where she was awarded the annual BMI Award. Read more... Music Week honoree. She studied composition with noted film and television composer David Angel. A multi-faceted writer and performer, Bonnie's experience covers a broad range of styles and musical idioms. She is a highly regarded pianist and drummer, in addition to her composing career. Bonnie's writing credits include composing and arranging for a multitude of shorts, films, jingles, live shows - including Jay Leno's "Tonight Show" - vocalists, big bands and symphony orchestras, from combos to large ensembles, and from Dixieland to jazz to Latin to classical to Pop. She has been featured in the Orient, Europe and throughout the United States. Bonnie created the all-women big band, "Maiden Voyage", and has appeared on Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show", as well as on a Big Band Weekend opposite Count Basie, Woody Herman, Harry James and Maynard Ferguson. Her biography appears in "Who's Who in Entertainment". In theatre, Bonnie has composed in the Playwright-Composer Studio 2000 of the A.S.K. Theatre Project. She is currently composing for two new musicals.