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- Biographical Information
I am originally from southwestern Wisconsin, attended college at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, earned a BME from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA and an MA in Vocal Pedagogy from The Ohio State University. I retired in 2012 after 31 years on administrative staff at Ohio State and have had the privilege of being a professional vocal musician in central Ohio the past 40 years performing with various ensembles as soloist, chorale member and section leader (The Early Interval, Lancaster Chorale, Cantari Singers, BelCanto Singers, Columbus Symphony Chorus, VocalBaroque, Voices and Viols, among others). I’ve been full-time soloist at Second Church, Christ Scientist, as well as First Church, and was cantor and choir member at St. Joseph Cathedral in the 1990s. I have vast experience as a vocal and instrumental solo and ensemble and choir accompanist/coach and as a college recital accompanist/coach, and choral accompanist. I am organist (Manual) at Second Church, Christ Scientist and have been organist or soloist for nearly 400 weddings and funerals. I’ve performed piano programs at senior living facilities in Wisconsin and in Central Ohio and am available for any opportunities to entertain our senior residents.
- Artistic Statement
From a very early age, I enjoyed accompanying vocal and instrumental musicians and learned much through the challenge of working with other artists, including those who were open to coaching as we worked as a team. I am available as a wedding or funeral pianist, organist or soloist, as a high school solo and ensemble or choir accompanist/coach, or as a college recital accompanist/coach, or choral accompanist. I am also an organist (manual). I’ve performed piano programs at several senior living facilities in southwest Wisconsin and Central Ohio and would like to continue to entertain our senior residents. I have had the privilege of being a professional vocal musician in central Ohio the past 40 years performing with various ensembles as soloist, chorale member and section leader (The Early Interval, Lancaster Chorale, Cantari Singers, BelCanto Singers, Columbus Symphony Chorus, VocalBaroque, Voices and Viols, among others). I’ve been soloist at First and Second Church, Christ Scientist, and was cantor and choir member at St. Joseph Cathedral in the 1990s. I am very interested in working with composers on new contemporary literature as soloist or chamber musician.
- Teaching, Mentoring or Workshop Facilitating Philosophy
As an accompanist, the team approach has always worked. You are supporting the soloist, but at the same time you are both teaching each other new methods of interpretation, and learning from each other. As a soloist, you have to work together with the accompanist, sharing what your interpretation is but also remain flexible in working together to create the work as the composer created. As a composer’s wife, the work is created but the soloist, ensemble and director all work together as one to make the creation a realization.
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Classical, Electronic/Digital, Other Style of Music, Pop Contemporary, Religious Worship – Catholic, Religious Worship – Christian Science, Religious Worship – Contemporary Praise & Worship, Religious Worship – Protestant
- Fluent in language other than english?