EDUCATION

Columbia University, Teachers College, New York, NY
Doctor of Education in the College Teaching of Music, 2006
 
Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA
The Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy Institute
Certified at Level III of Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method, 2005
 
Mozarteum Summer Academy, Salzburg, Austria
Diploma in Operetta, 1985
 
University of Houston, Houston, TX
Master of Music in Vocal Performance, 1981
Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, 1979
 
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Professional Appointments
    New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM, Voice Faculty, 2014 – Present
University of Miami, Lecturer, Coral Gables, FL, 2011 - 2012
New Mexico School for the Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Voice Faculty, 2010 - 2011
Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, Visiting Professor, June – August 2010
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Assistant Professor, Pembroke, NC, 2008 - 2010
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, Teaching Assistant Professor, 2004-2008
Columbia University, Teachers College, New York City, Teaching Assistant in Voice, 2001-2004
New York University, Adjunct Instructor of Voice, NY, 2001-2004
The Berklee College of Music, Associate Professor, Boston, MA, 2001-2002
Boston Conservatory, Voice Faculty, Boston, MA, Voice Faculty, 2000-2002
Ithaca College, Assistant Professor, Ithaca, NY, Voice Faculty, 1998
St. Lawrence University, Instructor of Voice, Canton, New York, Voice Faculty, 1992-1995
The Crane School of Music, Instructor of Voice, Potsdam College, Potsdam, NY, Voice Faculty, 1991-1993
 
Community Schools and Programs
Ghost Ranch Conference Center, Abiquiu, NM, Voice Workshop, “Singing and the Land,” 2014
National Dance Institute, Santa Fe, NM, Summer Intensives, Voice Instructor, 2010 - 2014
National Dance Institute, Santa Fe, NM, Voice Instructor, 2010 - 2011
Louisville Academy of Music, Louisville, KY, Voice Faculty, 1996
City Music School, New York City, Voice Instructor, 1991
 
Accelerated High School Programs
Ballard High School, Louisville, KY, 1996
Talented Juniors, Canton, New York, Voice Faculty, 1993-1994
Music Theatre North, Potsdam, NY, Voice Faculty, Intern Program, Summer 1992
 
Private Studio
Houston, Seattle, San Francisco, Louisville, New York City, Boston, 1980-present
 
TEACHING AWARDS
National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Intern, Tallahassee, FL, Summer 1995
 
ADJUDICATION ACTIVITIES
Auditions Chair, Rio Grande District, NM, 2014 - present
National Association of Teachers of Singing National Student Auditions, YouTube, Adjudicator, 2014
National Association of Teachers of Singing, Regional Auditions, El Paso, Adjudicator, 2014
SongFest for New Mexico All State Choir Auditions, Adjudicator, Santa Fe, NM, 2013
Dorothy Tilbury Barnes Vocal Competition, Santa Fe, NM, Adjudicator, 2013
National Association of Teachers of Singing, Albuquerque, NM, Adjudicator, 2013
Professional Adjudicator, The Achievement Program (TAP), nationwide music assessment program, sponsored by Carnegie Hall and Canada’s Royal Conservatory, 2012 - present
11th Osaka International Music Competition, Bangkok, Thailand, Adjudicator, June, 2010
National Association of Teachers of Singing, Raleigh, NC, Adjudicator, 2009
National Association of Teachers of Singing, Winston-Salem, NC, Adjudicator, 2008
National Association of Teachers of Singing, Regional Auditions, Norfolk, VA, Adjudicator, 2008
East Carolina University, ECU Idol, Adjudicator, 2006
National Association of Teachers of Singing, Winston-Salem, NC, Adjudicator, 2004
National Association of Teachers of Singing, Boston, MA, Adjudicator 2001 & 2002
Civic Morning Musicals, Syracuse, NY, Adjudicator, 1995
 
MASTER CLASSES
Master Class, via Skype, Music Theater Vocal Pedagogy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012
Master Class, Santa Fe High School, Music Theater Vocal Pedagogy, Santa Fe, NM, 2012
Master Class, Music Theater Vocal Pedagogy, Henry and Emory College, Emory, VA, 2008
Master Class, Longy School of Music, Boston, MA, Preparatory Studies Division: "Successful Performing under Pressure", 2004
Master Class, Manhattan High School for Girls, New York, NY 1999
Master Class, Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School, Cambridge, MA, 1998
Gretchen Bence Master Class Presenter, St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York, 1995
 
TEACHER TRAINING/VOCAL PEDAGOGY WORKSHOPS
Vocal Pedagogy Choral Workshop, Trinity Episcopal Church, Lumberton, NC, 2009
Vocal Pedagogy Workshop, Music Theater Emphasis, East Carolina University, 2007
 
OTHER TRAINING
Teachers: Virginia Botkin, Elena Nikolaidi, Herald Stark-NATS Internship, Ruth Golden, Jeannette Lovetri
Coaches: Eugenia Tsarov, Daniel Lockert, Yelena Kurdina, Kathy Olsen, Robert Marks
Auditions Project: October/November 1996, New York City. Susan Ormont, Director, with Phyllis Curtain, Joan Dornemann, Matthew Epstein, and Charles Riecker
Master Classes: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf - "Masterclass", Televised on PBS, John Wussman, Nico & Carol Castel, Janet Bookspan, Martin Katz, Oren Brown.
Westside Dance Project:     Dance Scholarship Recipient. Ballet, tap and jazz training for singers. New York City
Juilliard School: "On the Edge" a performance class taught by Jean Kopperud, NYC "Baroque Ornamentation" taught by Lionel Party, NYC
ZoukFest: World Music Festival, Anglo-Celtic Song, Albuquerque, NM
Acting: Wendy Chapin, Santa Fe, NM
 
MEMBERSHIPS
  • Board of Directors, Vice President, Auditions Chair, Rio Grande District, National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Singing, National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)
  • Board of Directors, New York Singing Teachers Association (NYSTA)
  • Board of Directors, Boston Chapter, National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)
  • American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA)
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)
  • Pi Kappa Lambda - Music Honor Society
  • College Music Society (CMS)
  • Voice Foundation
  • Kappa Delta Pi, Education Honor Society
 

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