Danielle Cummins


I love it that Artists for Life is encouraging artists to affirm humanity through their gifts. Throughout history, art has served as a means to communicate the beauty of the human soul. As a musician, it is a very special opportunity for me to be united with like-minded artists who seek to bring this God-given joy and beauty out to the world”.
~Dr. Danielle Cummins, Violinist and Instructor


Danielle Cummins, DMA in Violin Performance, is dedicated to interacting with truth and beauty through the art of music performance, composition, and education. She has played throughout Southern California with ensembles such as Musica Angelica, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and the Long Beach Opera, as well as in Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary with the Classical Music Festival. She received her bachelor’s degree in music from the University of La Verne and later her masters and DMA in Historical Performance Practice – Violin, at the Claremont Graduate University. She teaches at numerous music schools and universities in Southern California. Her beginning violin method book Discovering Violin was published in September 2010 by Santorella Publications. She performs extensively with the String Theory Quartet, the Black Coffee Trio, and the Rosé Trio.


In addition to her music career, Dr. Cummins works to uphold the dignity of all human life though prayer, service, and by appreciating the beauty of God’s creation. She has participated as a core member of Montclair 40 Days for Life since 2009 and has served as Respect Life Coordinator at St Peter and St Paul parish in Alta Loma where she founded the Holy Family Resource Center, a place people can go to find respect life resources. She actively promotes Assure Pregnancy Clinic in Montclair. Dr. Cummins is the founder of the Rose Life Benefit Concert Series supporting the life-affirming work of crisis pregnancy counseling centers, bringing the message of hope and love to and from surrounding churches. For more information, please visit daniellecumminsviolinist.com.