Industry Experience

The Warehouse Group

- Creative Producer (TV, Radio, Online)

- Composer & Sound Design
October 2018 – CURRENT

Auckland, New Zealand

Be The Joy
Ad campaign - Torpedo7, Noel Leeming, The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery

- Creative Producer (Online, Social, In-store Radio)

- Composer & Sound Design 

October - November 2019

Auckland, New Zealand

ENVY Studios

Audio Post Production Engineer (Film - Voiceover/Foley/ADR)
April 2018 – May 2018

Auckland, New Zealand


Film – by Carl Mellgren

January 2018 – May 2018

Auckland, New Zealand


Music Composer/Producer

Post Production: Sound Department


Multi-Skilled Technician (Audio/Media/Vision-Switch)
July 2017 – October 2018

Auckland, New Zealand

Composer - University of East Anglia, UK
(Manifesto Film Festival, Amsterdam, 2018)

Documentary "Time in Culture" by Vera da Silva Sinha
June 2017 – November 2017

Auckland, New Zealand


Music Composer/Producer

Script pronunciation review

*Screening at the Manifesto Film Festival Amsterdam, 2018*

The University of Auckland, NZ

AV Technician/Live Sound Engineer
April 2017 – CURRENT

Auckland, New Zealand

SAE Institute, NZ

Audio Post Production Workshop Facilitator at

ChicMix & ChicFlix

March 2016 - CURRENT
Teaching at Audio Engineering & Film Workshop for Women

South Pacific Pictures (Shortland Street)

Sound Assist/Boom Operator
December 2016 – March 2017

Auckland, New Zealand

The Portland Public House

Live Sound Engineer
November 2016 – December 2017

Auckland, New Zealand

Black & Blue

Film – by Piushani Morapaya

January 2016 – April 2017

Auckland, New Zealand


Music Composer/Producer

Post Production: Sound Department

Kaupapa Project

Animation – Bachelor of Film Arts Students (NZ)

July – August 2016 (2 months)‪ Auckland, New Zealand

Music Composer/Producer
Post Production: Sound Department


Film/TV Pilot – Bachelor of Film Arts Students(NZ)                           Apr 2016 - June 2016

Sound Recordist
Boom Operator


Sound Recordist & Boom Operator
July 2016 – July 2016 (1 month)

Perform Fitness - Formosa Golf Resort


Film – Christopher Hines (NZ)             
Nov 2015 – Apr 2016
Music Composer/Producer
Sound Department
(Post Production Engineer, ADR, Sound Editor, Sound Mixer)
Actress - Mother of two boys 


SAE Institute Advertisement

Music Composer/Producer & Post Production Engineer      
Jan 2016 – Feb 2016

Music Composer/Producer
Audio Engineer (Mix & Master)
Post Production (ADR & Sound Editing)



Jianjie (Norwich Radical Film Festival, UK, 2016)
(New York International Film Festival, USA, 2017)

Film – Nicole Chen (NZ)   Oct 2015 – Dec 2015
Music Composer
Sound department - sound editor and voice-over

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm7820818/?ref_=tt_cl_t3


Attractors & Repulsors

Film – by Christopher Hines (NZ)
August 2015
Credits - Music Composer/Producer


Industry Intensive
Park Road Post Production, NZ
September 2017   
Bachelor of Recording Arts Degree

(Level 7) Distinction                      
SAE Institute, Auckland, NZ
Jan 2015 – Completed October 2017                  


Diploma in Audio Engineering

(Level 5) Distinction
SAE Institute, Auckland, NZ

2014 – 2015

Certificate in Child First Aid

St. Johns Ambulance, NZ                               


Certificate in Small Business Management         

Southern Institute of Technology, NZ        

2010 – 2011

Bursary Music

Westlake Girls Highschool, NZ


Grade 8

Trinity College of London Speech and Drama, NZ


Grade 6

NZ Speech Board


Instrumental & Orchestral Experience

  • I've studied with Resident Composer Neil Colqhoune at Kadimah College 1992 – 1996

  • I've also studied with music professor Mikhael Tabliss (Moscow University) 1994 – 1996

  • I play the piano, clarinet and soprano saxophone.

  • I have been writing, performing and singing music since age six.

  • I have also engineered, composed, performed and recorded two albums at 12yrs and 13yrs old.

  • I have written several orchestral pieces and can read scores.

  • I am also familiar with all instruments in an orchestra and have spent one-on-one time in a workshop with the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra learning about the specific functions of each instrument.

  • I know beat patterns and what to listen for in regards to conducting.

I have performed in many orchestras, wind ensembles, choirs and Jazz bands including:
  • 1992 – 1993 Shore Musicana Orchestra (2nd clarinet)

  • 1993 – 1994 – Northcross Intermediate Concert Band (1st clarinet)

  • 1995 - APPA Symphonia (1st clarinet & Soprano Saxophone in Bb Trumpet)

  • 1995 - Auckland Junior Music contest (Clarinet & Keyboard solo's)

  • 1995 – Concert Band & Classical quartet (1st Clarinet) – Westlake Girls Highschool

  • 1995 – 1996 – George Turner Wilson Trust Scholarship 2 years in a row.

  • 1996 - Big Band (Sop. Sax), Jazz Combo (Soprano Saxophone), -Concert Band (1st Clarinet) –  Glenfield College

  • 1998 – Marching Band(Soprano Saxophone), Concert Band (1st Clarinet) Alexander Hamilton Highschool of Performing Arts Academy in Los Angeles, USA

  • 1999 - 2000 Concert Band (1st Clarinet) Westlake Girls Highschool

  • 1999 - 2000 Key Cygnetures Choir Won Gold in the Youth Arts Festival (Choral Section) Westlake Girls Highschool  

  • 2001 – World Symposium for children's choirs, Vancouver – Canada (special request to join Key Cygnetures Choir in tour after graduating High school in previous year)


I Must Leave 
Album - by Donna Kavanagh (NZ)

Composer, Singer/Songwriter, Musician, Audio Engineer
1995, York Street Studios

Album - by Donna Kavanagh (NZ)

Composer, Singer/Songwriter, Musician, Audio Engineer
1994, Stebbings Recording Studio

Workshop Tutor

ChicMix & ChicFlix 
SAE Auckland, New Zealand, 2016 - 2018
Women About Sound
Auckland, New Zealand, 2017 - 2019


Manifesto Film Festival
Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2018 - 2019

© 2016 by Donna Kavanagh

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