Curriculum Vitae


Education

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Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ

2016-2018

Master of Piano in Accompanying and Coaching

Degree coursework partially fulfilled through Princeton University

 

California State University, East Bay, CA

2003 - 2004

Master of Science in Education      

 

Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ

1988 - 1992

Bachelor of Music in Music Education, Kodály training

Degree coursework partially fulfilled through Princeton University


Professional Teaching, Coaching, and Performing Experience


CoOPERAtive Program/Westminster Conservatory, Princeton, NJ

2016 - current

Collaborative Pianist for an intensive program for operatic vocal soloists focusing on operatic style, performance techniques, dramatic presentation, language, diction, and body awareness. Collaborations and coachings with Eric Weimar (Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago), Howard Lubin (Juilliard, Oberlin, Cologne Opera), Joan Dornemann (Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Opera Paris), Susan Ashbaker (Opera Company of Philadelphia), Stephanie Sundine (Sarasota Opera), and Kathleen Kelly (Vienna State Opera, Wolf Trap, Glimmerglass).  Private piano teacher for the Westminster Conservatory of Music and accompanist for the Westminster Suzuki Violin program.

 

The Record Studio, Charlotte, NC

1992 - current

Business owner and teacher for a highly successful private piano studio. The studio regularly accommodates between 20-30 students, all of whom participate annually in National Federation of Music Clubs Festivals (piano performance and theory tests), private and public recitals, theory classes, music technology classes, and community service events. Accompanist and collaborative pianist for area schools and churches, including Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte and Charlotte Latin School.

 

Monroe-Woodbury Central School District, Central Valley, NY

2002 - 2006

Choral director and General Music teacher for a K-12 public school district; the district was selected by the American Music Conference as one of the Best 100 Communities for Music Education in America in 2004. 

  • Choral director, General Music teacher, and Orchestra teacher for grades 3-5
  • Kindergarten Festival producer and accompanist
  • Director and accompanist for Faculty Chorale and Faculty Follies
  • Accompanist for District-wide choral concerts, All County Festivals, NYS School Music Association Festivals
  • Long Range Planning and Professional Development Committee, Teacher Resource Team


Hillsborough Township Public Schools, Hillsborough, NJ

1999 - 2002

General Music teacher and choral director for a K-12 public school district

  • Webmaster/Creator of music department website
  • Creator/Director of after-school Children’s Chimes instrumental group and all-female social issues choral group
  • Accompanist for yearly musicals and grade 6-8 choral program and director of faculty handbell choir


Cherry Hill Public Schools, Cherry Hill, NJ

1993 - 1999

Choral director and General Music teacher for a K-12 public school district.

  • Co-director of 6 state and national award winning high school choral groups
  • Choirs performed L. Bernstein’s ‘Chichester Psalms’ with the Haddonfield Symphony and Alan Gilbert in 1994
  • Wrote new curriculum for middle school, grades 6-8
  • Band/vocal director/accompanist for yearly musicals


Performances as a member of the Westminster Symphonic Choir

1988 - 2016

Lincoln Center/Avery Fisher Hall/David Geffen Hall, New York:

  • Zubin Mehta conducting Bruckner’s Te Deum, NY Philharmonic
  • Zubin Mehta conducting Mahler’s Symphony No. 3, NY Philharmonic, American Boychoir
  • Kurt Masur conducting Mendelssohn’s Elijah, NY Philharmonic
  • Zubin Mehta conducting Mozart’s Davide Penitente, NY Philharmonic
  • James Levine conducting Mahler’s Symphony No. 3, NY Philharmonic
  • Robert Shaw conducting Mozart’s C Minor Mass, NY Philharmonic
  • Alan Gilbert conducting Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, NY Philharmonic
  • Otto Werner Mueller conducting Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Juilliard Orchestra
  • Otto Werner Mueller conducting Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms, Juilliard Orchestra


Carnegie Hall, New York:

  • Leonard Bernstein conducting his Chichester Psalms, NY Philharmonic
  • Centennial Celebration with Robert Shaw


Philadelphia Academy of Music/Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA:

  • Riccardo Muti conducting Verdi’s Nabucco, Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Riccardo Muti conducting Cherubini’s Requiem, Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Riccardo Muti conducting Puccini’s Tosca, Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Riccardo Muti conducting Mozart’s Requiem, Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Riccardo Muti conducting Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci with Luciano Pavarotti
  • Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting Ravel’s Daphis et Chloé, Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Charles Dutoit conducting Britten’s War Requiem, Philadelphia Orchestra


War Memorial/New Jersey Performing Arts Center, NJ:

  • Hugh Wolff conducting Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms, NJ Symphony
  • Hugh Wolff conducting Brahms’ Nänie, NJ Symphony
  • Hugh Wolff conducting Britten’s War Requiem, NJ Symphony
  • Hugh Wolff conducting Verdi’s Requiem, NJ Symphony


Additional Experience


Pandora Vocal Trio

Music & Memories Community Outreach Program

2010 - Current

Co-creator, co-director, vocalist, pianist, and arranger for a professional female vocal trio located in Charlotte, NC. Experienced with Sibelius, GarageBand, and Audacity for arranging and creating performance tracks. The group performs for private and public functions. Co-developer of ‘Music & Memories’, which has become an extremely popular program throughout the Piedmont area; the focus of ‘Music & Memories’ is to engage senior citizens in active remembrance of the music of their youth. The show provides high-quality, authentic vocal representations of music enjoyed by senior citizens in their younger days in the format of a one-hour performance at retirement communities, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities.

 

Choral Arranging

1993 - Current

Dozens of pop, folk, and musical vocal arrangements for SSA, SATB, TTBB/TTTBBB voices, including most recently for the Princeton University-based a cappella rhythm and blues group “Old NasSoul”.


Mt. Freedom Presbyterian Church, Mt. Freedom, NJ (1999 - 2006)

First Baptist Church of Bordentown, Bordentown, NJ (1992 - 1996)

Music Minister, Adult Choir director, and Children’s Choir director; Handbell Choir director; Creator, director, and accompanist for Higher Ground male gospel quartet; Ecumenical Choir Festival Music Director, pianist, and organist.


Awards, Publication, Licensure, and Other


  • Awardee: Beatrice B. Pearman Endowed Scholarship 2016-2017, 2017-2018, Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ
  • Spokesperson for Coalition to Save Westminster Choir College, 2016-2017
  • Board member: The Record and Little Irrevocable Educational Trust Scholarship Fund
  • Member: Music Teachers National Association, Organization of American Kodály Educators, Society for Ethnomusicology
  • Technological proficiencies include ForScore, SuperScore, raw HTML web design as well as WYSIWYG editors, Sandvox, Photoshop, Sibelius, GarageBand, MainStage, Audacity, iMovie, Microsoft Office; Operating Systems include all Mac OS and Windows operating systems.
  • Taubman Approach training for pianists through the Golandsky Institute in Berkeley, CA with John Bloomfield
  • K-12 Music licenses obtained in NJ, PA, NY, MD, and NC
  • Master degree work published in several online journals, including “Remote Learner”, Tech Learning”, and “Technology for Teachers”
  • Honorable Mention in the International Photography Awards competition for best amateur photo in the "Natural” (2015) category and “Family of Man” (2016) category
  • Hundreds of community service hours for ‘Room in the Inn’ through the Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte
  • Guardian ad Litem (volunteer position) for Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Extensive travel throughout the U.S., South America, Europe, and Africa (including Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania/Zanzibar, Zimbabwe, and South Africa)
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