I believe in giving students a foundation for healthy & sustainable technique. I am enthusiastic and friendly, and always encouraging my students with a smile and positive observation. Fun is a must, while still learning a good practice ethic and the discipline needed as a musician. I discuss each students' goals with them in their first lesson and work with them to develop a breadth of repertoire that both challenges and excites them. I teach in the classical, musical theater and jazz styles. Iíve had an active voice studio since 2007 and teach children through adults.
I recently moved to Illinois from the San Francisco Bay Area in California. I am earning my Masters of Music in Vocal & Opera Performance from Northwestern University on a significant merit scholarship. I did my undergraduate work at Santa Clara University, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2007 with a BA in Music.
I spent three years teaching K-5 music as an Artist-in-Residence at an elementary school in California. My curriculum included a variety of influences including Orff & choral techniques, Music Appreciation, Music History, basic Music Theory, xylophone & percussion, songs & singing games. I also was the music director for three school-wide productions, and provided two after school music programs. I've sung with several Bay Area opera companies, in choirs, and as a solo artist.
I look forward to hearing from you soon!
*M.M. in Vocal Emphasis from Northwestern University, Merit Scholarship & Graduate Assistantship, Anticipated Graduation 2013 (Evanston, IL)
*B.A. Music [Vocal Emphasis] from Santa Clara University, Magna Cum Laude, ACDA National Choral Student Award, Descalzi Prize (2007, Santa Clara, CA)
Programs & Certifications
*Vocal Career Seminar, Northwestern University (2011, Evanston, IL)
*Orff Schulwerk Level II Certification (2010, San Francisco, CA)
*Lied Austria (2009, Leibnitz, Austria)
*Orff Schulwerk Level I Certification (2009, Los Angeles, CA)
*New York Opera Studio Summer Intensive (2009, Poughkeepsie, NY)
*Walden Teacher Training Institute (2005, Keane, New Hampshire)
Teaching & Directing Positions
*Music Artist-in-Residence [Music Instructor for grades K-5],
Horrall Elementary School (2008-2011, San Mateo, CA)
*Vocal Director, A Christmas Carol,
Notre Dame de Namur University Theater (2010, Belmont, CA)
*Vocal Instructor, Notre Dame de Namur University, Theater Dept. (2010, Belmont, CA)
*Music Director and Cantor at West Hope Church (2006-2009, Saratoga, CA)
Choir & Concert Experience
*Northwestern University Chorale, cond. Robert Harris,
Second Soprano Soloist for Bach Magnificat in D (2011-present, Evanston, IL)
*Our Lady of Angels Choir, Cantor/Soprano Section Leader, (2009-2011, Burlingame, CA)
*Palo Alto Chamber Chorus, Featured Soloist (2009 & 2011, Palo Alto, CA)
*Santa Clara University Concert & Chamber Choirs, cond. Thomas Colohan
Section Leader, Featured Soloist, Choir President, (2003-2007, Santa Clara, CA)
*National Youth Choir at Carnegie Hall,
cond. Moses Hogan (2001, New York, NY)
Pamela Hinchman, Catherine Cooke, Tracy Brighty, Nancy Wait-Kromm, Michael Taylor
Roles & Stage Experience Upon Request
Recordings & References Upon Request