Education

Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana 2009
Doctor of Music in Music Literature and Performance
Major: Voice
Minor: Stage Direction

Georgia State University Atlanta, Georgia 1995
Master of Music
Major: Vocal Performance

Emory University Atlanta, Georgia 1992
Bachelor of Arts
Majors: Psychology and Liberal Studies

Teaching Experience

Voice Instructor The Lovett School, Atlanta, GA 2012-present
  • Teach fundamentals of singing and musicianship to students ages 13-18
  • Teach Life Skills Development
Soprano Vocal Coach The Paideia School, Atlanta, GA 2010-present
  • Teach choral and solo music and vocal technique to students ages 14-18
Voice Instructor Atlanta International School, Atlanta, GA 2010-present
  • Teach fundamentals of singing and musicianship to students ages 11-14
Schola Choristers Vocal Coach Rock Spring Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, GA 2009-2011
  • Teach choral music, vocal technique, and music fundaments to choristers ages 7-17
  • Nurture children’s understanding of and relationship with God through music
Private Voice Instructor

Atlanta, GA
Bloomington, IN
Atlanta, GA

2001-present
1997-2001
1995-1997
  • Teach fundamentals of singing and musicianship to students of all ages
  • Direct Master Classes and Group Voice Class upon request
Adjunct Faculty Clayton College and State University, Morrow, GA Spring 2002
  • Studio voice instruction for music majors
  • Directed weekly master classes
  • Managed program and course curricula by writing course syllabi
  • Participated in the assessment of student learning outcomes for the program and/or department
  • Attended department, division, and College meetings as required
  • Supported the integrity of curricula, encouraged student success, and promoted the mission of the department as well as the College as a whole
Visiting Artist Atlanta Opera Studio, Atlanta, GA Nov 2001
  • Conducted Opera Workshop under auspices of Atlanta Opera's education initiative
  • Assisted in the staging of Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore
Visiting Artist MacMurray College, Jacksonville, IL Nov 2000
  • Presented a voice master class
  • Observed voice lessons and participated in the assessment of student learning outcomes
  • Performed as soloist for the MacMurray College Concert Choir's annual fall concert
Adjunct Faculty Brevard College, Brevard, NC Spring 1999
  • Studio voice instruction for music majors
  • Co-directed opera workshop
  • Managed program and course curricula by writing course syllabi
  • Participated in the assessment of student learning outcomes for the program and/or department
  • Attended department, division, and College meetings as required
  • Participated in recruitment auditions as well as a faculty search
  • Supported the integrity of curricula, encouraged student success, and promoted the mission of the department as well as the College as a whole

Technical Experience


Stage Director, Noye's Fludde
Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, GA 2002
Stage Director, The Fantasticks Bloomington Music Works 2001
Stage Manager, The Pirates of Penzance Bloomington Music Works 2000
Stage Manager, Mavra and The Boar IU Studio Opera 1999
Assistane Stage Manager, Vanessa IU Opera Theater 1999
Vocal Direction, Into the Woods Newton County High School 1993
Vocal Direction, God Bless You Mr. Rosewater Ad Hoc Productions 1992
Music Direction, Into the Woods Ad Hoc Productions 1992
Vocal Direction, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Theater Emory / Ad Hoc 1992

Honors and Scholarships

Pi Kappa Lambda, Eta Epsilon Chapter. Elected to Membership in 1995
Regent's Opportunity Scholarship Recipient, Georgia State University, 1993-1994
Psi Chi, Psychology Honor Society. Emory University, 1992
Miriam Boykin Scholarship Recipient, Emory University, 1989-1992

Professional Memberships

College Music Society
Opera America, Student Member

Professional Training

Teachers Patricia Wise, Betty Boone, Mac Morgan
Coaches Lisa Saffer, D'Anna Fortunato, Shuichi Umeyama, Louisa Panou-Takahashi, Walter Huff
Directors
Drew Minter, Nigel North, James Middleton, Scott Parry, Louisa Panou-Takahashi, Dwight Coleman
Conductors
Robert Shaw, Yoel Levi, Alfred Calabrese, Andrew Lawrence-King, Paul Hillier, Nigel North, Stanley Ritchie, Ivars Taurins, Stefano Vignati, Robert Gehrenbeck, Jonathan Ng, Phillip Cheah, Christine Howlett, Matthew Guard
Master Classes
Audrey Luna, Ann Monoyios, Rufus Müller, Julianne Baird, Richard Miller, Catherine Malfitano, Patricia Wise, Richard Alderson, William Fred Scott, American Bach Soloists, Florence Kopleff, Nancy Maultsby, Valerie Walters
Workshops

Songfest, June 2012
Vocal Pedagogy Workshop, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, June 2010
Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, June 2009
Amherst Early Music, July 2005
Vocal Performance and Teaching Workshop conducted by Richard Miller, June 2000

Competitions

Chimay Baroque Singing Competition Semifinalist, Chimay, Belgium 2000
Mozarteum Competition Finalist, The Pro-Mozart Society of Atlanta 1994

Discography


Of Cord and Cassia Wood, with Nicolas Deuson, Guitar   2014
Christmas Concertos and Cantatas, New Trinity Baroque* Edition Lilac 2012
Requiem, Brahms, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Telarc 2008
Praise to the Lord, Cathedral Choir of St. Philip (Featured Soloist) Cathedral of St. Philip 2007
Ainadamar, Osvaldo Golijov,Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Telarc 2006
Thou Ever Blessed Morn, Cathedral Choirs of St. Philip, Atlanta (Featured Soloist) Cathedral of St. Philip 2004
Requiem, Berlioz, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Telarc 2004
Symphony No. 9, Beethoven, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Telarc 2003
A Sea Symphony, Vaughan Williams, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Telarc 2002
I am the True Vine, Arvo Pärt, Pro Arte Singers Harmonia Mundi 2000
Carols from the Old and New Worlds II, Pro Arte Singers (Uncredited Soloist) Harmonia Mundi 1998
Requiem, Mozart, Atlanta Opera Orchestra and Chorus ACA Digital 1998
Angels on High, Robert Shaw Chamber Singers Telarc 1997
The Planets, Holst, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Telarc 1997
Magnifical and Mighty, The Britten Choir ACA Digital 1996
Elijah, Mendelssohn, ASO and Chorus Telarc 1995
Daphnis and Chloé, Ravel, ASO and Chorus Telarc 1995
Stabat Mater, Szymanowski and Poulenc, ASO and Chorus Telarc 1994
A Concert Tribute to Olivier Messiaen, Emory University, The Britten Choir ACA Digital 1993
Grand and Glorius: Great Operatic Choruses, ASO and Chorus Telarc 1993

Areas of Research

Song Literature

"The Agony and the Pity: Owen, Sassoon, Graves and Musical Settings of their War Poetry"
"The air de cour as a Metaphor for Musical Absolutism in the Court of Louis XIV"
"The Dialectic of Schumann Interpretation: Eric Sams versus Richard Miller"
"Harris, Thomson, and Copland: Finding an American Voice"
"Richard Wagner, France and His French Songs"

Vocal Pedagogy

"General Vocal Pedagogy Knowledge: A Pre-test for an Undergraduate Vocal Pedagogy Class"
"Singing a Well-Supported Belt Voice by Incorporating Bel canto Techniques"
"Menstruation and Singers"
"Vocal Pedagogy: Theory and Practice, A Handbook for an Upper-level Undergraduate Course"
"Why Countertenor? Why Not?"