Donnelly Fenn

Profile Updated: August 26, 2020
Donnelly Fenn
Residing In: Ashland, OR USA
Spouse/Partner: Joanna
Occupation: Independent College Admissions Counselor (retired 2016)
Children: Laurie, born 1962
David, born 1966
Military Service: Army  
Yes! Attending Reunion

After teaching at WHS from its opening in 1962 to 1984, I was a counselor at WHS until early retirement at age 55 in 1989. In 1990 I married Joanna Kubicka, who had arrived from Poland in 1987. I sang for 4 years in the Los Angeles Master Chorale, the Los Angeles Opera Chorus and the country trio "Sierra Highway". Joanna and I then lived in Poland for a year where I taught English for the British Council. Upon our return in 1993 we lived in Mt. Shasta, CA, for 8 years where I was on the adjunct music faculty at College of the Siskiyous, Program Manager for a federal job training program, taught voice and was on the Siskiyou County School Board. In 1996 I started my business in college admissions counseling for high school students. We moved to Ashland, OR in 2001. During that time the business flourished until I sold it in 2012 and acted as a consultant for the new owner until 2016. I have sung for 19 years with the Southern Oregon Repertory Singers. In 2010 recorded a CD of 17 of my own songs with local musicians which is available for no cost on Reverb Nation. My 75th Birthday Recital entitled "Songs I Have Loved to Sing will also be available on youtube to celebrate my still singing at age 86 on Sept. 15, 2020.
Here are links to checkout if interested:

The first link is for anyone who would like to watch the old man singing on his 75th birthday.

To listen to songs from my CD "Nothing Lasts Forever:

On my 85th birthday to celebrate my still singing, a friend videod me singing the first minute of "Man of La Mancha"

School Story:

How about Craig Mitchell changing his clothes in my music room so he could "streak" the campus.

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Oct 25, 2020 at 3:10 PM

Dear Joanne, I send best wishes on your birthday for many, many more. I just celebrated my 86th in Sept., and I imagine that you find this birthday one of the strangest, as I did. But hey, here we are still able to enjoy the many blessings that each day brings, in spite of what is happening outside our sphere of control. I remember you so well and always appreciated the times when we talked. Happy Birthday!

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