Women's Speaker Series: Tonya Dorsey

Little Flower is extremely grateful to welcome Tonya Dorsey to our community. Ms. Dorsey will be facilitating a group of musical based sessions for our girls that will allow them to write them to not only sing, but also write and compose songs of their own. As she noted, writing music of any form can be an incredible release for many students. This is an incredible opportunity for anyone who is interested in music composition. 

Tonya Dorsey is a graduate of Overbrook High School in West Philadelphia. She would then go on to graduate from the University of Texas at San Antonio, with degrees in both English and music. However, her interest in melody started at a young age, when her mother signed her up for piano lessons. This would mark the beginning of Ms. Dorsey’s love and passion for music. While she would eventually arrange her own hymns for her church services, Tonya was especially interested in thinking outside the box and creating her own music. As she noted, this desire for creativity is something that she has never lost. 

Ms. Dorsey has eventually gone on to work with six different choirs, including a children's choir that she has great passion in. Ms. Dorsey also works with a men's choir that performed at Little Flower recently. This group, Gods Men, had performed in Los Angeles at the National Back Catholic Men's Association in October, and most recently performed for the entire Little Flower Community this past Tuesday. 

Tonya has belonged to St Martin de Porres Church in Philadelphia since 2006, working with their choir as well. In 2017, Tonya served as the National Black Catholic Congress music director in Orlando Florida.  She also started the Our Lady of Hope cd in 2003. Currently, she also serves as the director of Philadelphia Mass choir under the arch diocese. We appreciate Ms. Dorsey and the entire choir for coming to Little Flower. We look forward to working with you in the future.