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"Denise has shared her professional gifts and talents with our choral students, various vocal ensembles and numerous individual students. In addition she has also judged our “Cabaret” auditions. She does it all and is fantastic at everything!"

Vickie Eicher
Choir Director in the great Buckeye State


Las Vegas, Nevada
Sally Boles -"Cabaret"
"It is her response in 'Life is a Cabaret' that Schafer exhibits the full realization of her talent. The artistry and dynamic interpretation of the solo bring the play to its zenith. Schafer’s performance is exhilarating and the viewer revels in its energy.”



“Denise Schafer is lovely to look at and delightful to hear!”



“A great singer named Denise Schafer”

WKAT Radio
North Miami, Florida




Denise Schafer‘s years of experience as a Professional Singer/Entertainer combined with her Northwestern University Music Performance degree and her extensive travel background make her truly unique to the student music world.

Orchestra Tours
Experience the fabulous acoustics while singing at New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Delight in the ambience while marching down Disneyland’s Main Street.  Savor the historical significance of your orchestra playing in the band shell of Chicago’s Grant Park.  Whatever destination you choose to go DSS Tour & Travel will find the ideal place for you to perform!

Parade TripsWhether you want the excitement of New York, the beauty of California, the warmth of Hawaii or anything in between DSS Tour & Travel can customize your Parade trip to be an event of a lifetime! DSS Tour & Travel has years of experience arranging and managing marching band participation in the Macy's and the Rose Bowl Parades among others.

Ms. Schafer has been a guest of grade school, middle school, high school and university student choirs and color guard corps conducting a variety of "Private Music Instructional Customized Clinics."  Her effervescent personality along with her vast personal knowledge and extensive experience in the professional music industry captivates all levels.

Students learn about audition techniques, presentation skills and various music styles as well as “show biz” business skills in the professional Professional Music Clinicmusic industry.  Whether it is for contest judging, instructing a full choral class, individual instructional improvement, musical staging or a complete color guard camp Ms. Schafer does it all! In addition a tremendous number of groups that Denise has worked with have gone on to highly excel in state and national competitions.

Revel in her outstanding professional expertise of direction as she challenges and takes your students to the next level of performance.   Let Denise customize and take care of your musical needs today!  Book DSS Tour & Travel for your next unforgettable clinic!

Have an after show discussion with cast members of a Broadway musical.  Learn the “ins and outs” of musical theatre while performing and being critiqued by a Broadway cast member.  Attend a jazz session through Lincoln Center’s student educational programs.   Whatever your choice of interest DSS Tour & Travel always goes the extra mile to give you outstanding tour value!

Denise Schafer created her own night club act including music arrangements, choreography, costume design and staging.  Over the years she built a successful career in theatre, night clubs, production shows, cruise ships, film, television, radio and commercials.

As an Entertainer/Singer of contemporary pop, jazz, country, rock, musical comedy and opera, Denise’s three octave range, incredible breath control, versatility of song and her outstanding stage presence has captured the hearts of all ages throughout the world.  Having spent an extensive amount of time in Asia Ms. Schafer sings and speaks not only in Japanese but also in nine other languages.

From Dangerfield’s in New York City, the number one comedy club in America, to the New York state Catskill Mountains, to Atlantic City, Chicago, Las Vegas, Miami, Montreal, St. Maarten, Tokyo……Denise has been the opening act for such renown comedians as Jackie Mason, Robert Klein, Tom Dreesen, Norm Crosby, Redd Foxx, Pat Paulson and George Kirby to name a few.

Her legitimate theatre credits include the Eartha Kitt role in the Off Broadway revival of “New Faces of 1952,” Sally Boles in “Cabaret,” Maria in “West Side Story,” Marian in “Music Man” and Chava in “Fiddler on the Roof” among others.  In addition Ms. Schafer achieved extremely memorable engagements at the Stardust and Flamingo Hilton Hotels in Las Vegas, Nevada and the Showboat Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Denise graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Music degree in Opera Performance.  Spanning the globe with this highly acclaimed education plus her magnificent music/show business expertise it was a natural progression for her to conduct music clinics and share her multifaceted knowledge with eager to learn choral and color guard students worldwide.

"We all learned and improved so much from Denise’s private clinics! We love her and want her back again!"

The Marching Mustangs Band/Flag Corps


New York, Off Broadway
'"New Faces of 1952"
"Although the definitive interpretation of the Arthur Siegel and June Carroll tune, 'Monotonous' remains Eartha Kitt’s, here it’s given a show-stopping rendition as well by Denise Schafer.”



“When the band strikes the opening chords of the show, she is a charismatic powerhouse of teeming energy. As Streisand and Midler, her forte is the ability to bring every age and group under her spell.”

WGN Radio
Chicago, Illinois


“Whatever you do, don’t miss Denise Schafer, the headliner at the Chateau Champlain Hotel. She’s the girl I always wanted next door.”



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