Teaching

  • Illinois Wesleyan University, Assistant Professor of Music, 2013-present

Teaching duties:

Studio voice, vocal pedagogy, vocal techniques

Formerly taught English, Italian, French, and German diction

Head of the Voice and Choral Department, 2015-present

Manage 6 faculty and approximately. 100 students. Organize recitals, hearings, juries, visiting artists, and manage gift monies.

Spearheaded curricular innovations such as redesigning diction sequence, creating Song Literature course, and instituting required recital hearings.

Past chair, Music Curriculum Committee and Music Technology Committee

Faculty advisor to Wesleyan Consort

Choose music and coach musicians in early music performance practice. Programs include Medieval Christmas, Baroque Tenebrae program, Schütz’s Auferstehungshistorie.

Music Director and performance practice coach for Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea, 2015

Taught baroque style to singers and instrumentalists, found and edited additional ritornelli, conducted performances.

Master classes at Classical Singer Convention, 2014, 2015, 2016

  • Performance Consultant, Trinity Wall Street, New York City, 2015-present.
  • Illinois Wesleyan University, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, 2012-2013
  • Bellarmine University, Adjunct Faculty, 2011-2012

Teaching duties:

Studio voice, music history

  • Indiana University, Associate Instructor, 2005-2008

Teaching duties:

Studio voice, lecturer, co-director of Concentus Ensemble

  • Madison Early Music Festival, Faculty, 2010, 2013, 2014
  • Harvard, Boston, and Tufts Universities; University of Victoria, BC, Guest lecturer
  • Private Studio Voice, 2000-2005

Education

  • Doctor of Music, Voice, Early Music Performance, Indiana University, 2012

Dissertation “Performing Music of the Trecento: A Case to Rethink Our Modern Editions.”

Minor fields in Vocal Pedagogy and Music History.

Principal Voice and Pedagogical study: Paul Elliott, Alan Bennett, Paul Kiesgen, Mary Ann Hart

Principal Music History study: Thomas Mathiesen, Giovanni Zanovello, Massimo Ossi

Repertoire study: 17th-18th century, Romantic Song and Oratorio, 20th Century

  • Master of Music with Distinction, Voice, Early Music Performance, Longy School of Music, 1998

Vocal anatomy and physiology study with Dr. George Geyer, M.D.

  • Bachelor of Science, cum laude, Music Education, Voice, West Chester University, 1991
  • Private vocal study: James Doing (current), Nina Hinson, Penelope Bitzas, William Hite, Dr. George Geyer, Dr. Randal Woodfield.
  • Master-classes: Max von Egmond, Phyllis Bryn-Julson, Peter Harvey, Elizabeth Daniels, Elizabeth Anker.

Opera/Stage

  • Pirates of Penzance, Samuel, Prairie Fire Theater, Bloomington, IL, 2015
  • Les Sauvages, from Les Indes Galantes (Rameau), Adario, Bourbon Baroque, Louisville, KY, 2012
  • Hypermnestra (Holzbauer), Danaus, modern premier, Indiana Univ./Wabash College, 2009
  • Tigrane (Scarlatti), Doraspe, Bloomington Early Music Festival, 2008
  • Orfeo (Monteverdi), Apollo, Pastore, Spirto, Bloomington Early Music Festival, 2007
  • Boris Goudenow (Mattheson), chorus, Boston Early Music Festival, 2005
  • Judgment of Paris (Eccles), Mercury, London (Ontario) Early Music Festival, 2005
  • Die Schöne und Getreue Ariadne (Conradi), chorus, Boston Early Music Festival, 2003
  • Thésée (Lully), chorus, Boston Early Music Festival, 2001
  • L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi), Lucano, Harvard Early Music Society, 1998
  • La Liberazione di Ruggiero (F. Caccini), Ruggiero, Wellesley College/Tufts Univ., 1996

Oratorio/Concert solo

  • World premier of three Kyle Gann songs, Bloomington, IL 2016
  • Untermohlen Art exhibit opening, Bloomington, IL 2015
  • Piano dedication recital, Bloomington, IL 2015
  • Guest soloist with Ensemble SDG, Madison, WI, 2014
  • BWV 29 & 76 (Bach), soloist, Urbana Bach Project, Urbana, IL, 2014
  • Guest soloist with Parthenia Viol consort, Madison, WI, 2013
  • Stabat Mater (Boccherini), soloist, Bourbon Baroque, Louisville, KY, 2012
  • Messiah (Handel), soloist, Bellarmine University, 2011
  • Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (Monteverdi), Testo, Bach & Beethoven Ensemble, 2010
  • Proverb (Reich), soloist, Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, Indiana Univ., 2009
  • Jepthe (Carissimi), Jepthe, Boston and Indiana Univ., 2008
  • Weinachts Oratorium (J.S. Bach), Evangelist, Pro Arte Singers, Indiana Univ., 2007
  • Johannes-Passion (J.S. Bach), Evangelist, Pro Arte Singers, Indiana Univ., 2006
  • Christmas Story, soloist, Waverly Consort, 1998-2004
  • Abraham and Isaac (Frazen), soloist, Premier, Composers in Red Sneakers, 2004
  • Israel in Egypt (Handel), soloist, Musica Sacra, 2003
  • Le Reniement de Saint Pierre (Charpentier), soloist, 17th-century Voices, 2003
  • Johannes-Passion (J.S. Bach), soloist, Marsh Chapel Choir, 2000
  • San Giovanni Battista (Stradella), soloist, Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra, Israel, 1998

Teaching specialties

  • Anatomy, physiology, and science of the singing voice
  • French, German, Italian, English, and historical diction
  • Ornamentation in Baroque and Classical vocal music
  • Solo song before 1750
  • Vocal ensemble repertoire

Concert series appearances

  • Searl Pickett Chamber Music Series, Fond du Lac, WI 2014
  • Birmingham Festival of Sacred Music with LIBER, Birmingham, AL, 2014
  • Urbana Bach Project, Urbana, IL 2014
  • Festival of Sacred Music, Birmingham, AL 2014
  • Iglesia la Compañia, Quito, Ecuador 2012
  • Teatro Nacional Sucre, Quito, Ecuador 2011, 2012
  • Oude Muziek, Utrecht, The Netherlands 2011
  • University of Chicago Presents 2011
  • BOZAR, Brussels 2011, 2008
  • University of Vermont Lane Series 2010
  • Houston Early Music (2010) AMUZ, Belgium 2009
  • Festival Music en Morvan, France 2008
  • Early Music Society of the Islands, Victoria, British Columbia 2006
  • San Diego Early Music Society 2006
  • Early Music of Seattle Guild, Seattle, WA 2006
  • Early Music Now, Milwaukee, WI 2006
  • Festival Europäische Kirchenmusik, Germany 2005
  • Columbus Early Music Series, Columbus, OH 2005
  • York Early Music Festival, England 1999, 2002, 2005
  • Leeds International Medieval Congress 2004
  • Berkeley Early Music Festival, CA 2004, 2007
  • Galway Early Music Festival, Ireland 2004
  • Regensburg Tage Alte Musik Festival, Germany 2003
  • Gwyl Machen Isaf (Lower Machen Festival), Wales 2003
  • Amherst Early Music Festival, CT 2003
  • Laus Polyphoniae, Festival van Vlaanderen, Antwerp 2002
  • La CaixaForum, Barcelona (2003) Seattle Early Music Guild 2002
  • Cambridge Society for Early Music, Boston 2002
  • Les Recontres Internationales de Musique Médiévale du Thoronet, France 1999, 2003
  • King’s Chapel Concert Series, Boston 1999

Publications/Recordings/Conference lectures

  • Music consultant, Callahan, Christopher, Marie-Geneviève Grossel, Daniel O’Sullivan. Thibaut de Champagne au XXIe siècle : l’édition de trouvère dans son contexte culturel. Editions Honoré Champion, forthcoming.
  • Presenter, “Thibaut de Champagne au XXIe siècle : l’édition de trouvère dans son contexte culturel” at Philologie et musicologie II. Des sources à l’interprétation poético-musicale (XIIe-XVIe siècle). Rome, Italy, 2015.
  • “Damn the da capo! Practical advice on ornamenting your Baroque aria,” Central Region NATS Conference, 2015
  • William Hudson, “Diplomatic Transcriptions of Medieval Music” Notes, Vol. 70, No. 2 (December 2013): 314-17.
  • Recording as director & artist

LIBER: Ensemble for Early Music. Crowned with Laurels. LU 1002, 2012

Liber unUsualis. Sixthspecies. Compositions by Lansing McLoskey. Albany Records Troy1044, 2008

Liber unUsualis. Flyleaves: Medieval Music in English Manuscripts. Passacaille PAS938, 2004

Liber unUsualis. Unrequited: Music of Guillaume de Machaut. LU 1001, 2003

  • Recording as artist

Norton Recorded Anthology of Western Music. Ancient to Baroque. Naxos, 2010

Ensemble Lipzodes, Oy Hasemos Fiesta: Music from 16th-century Guatemala. JSOM, 2010

Rose Ensemble, And Glory Shown Around: Early American Music. Rose 0009, 2008

Capella Alamire. Nicolas Gombert: Motets, Chansons, Magnificat. Naxos 8.570180, 2006

Church of the Advent Choir. Thomás Luis de Victoria. Arsis CD 149, 2003

Waverly Consort. ¡Iberia! WAV 14002, 2002

Rose Ensemble. Road to Compostela. Rose 0004, 2002

Boston Bach Ensemble. Weihnachts-Oratorium. Titanic Ti-258, 2000

Boston Bach Ensemble. Julian Wachner: Sacred Music. Arsis CD 124, 2000

Waverly Consort. The Christmas Story. WAV 13099, 1999

  • Recording as producer

Rose Ensemble. Il Poverello: Medieval & Renaissance Music for Saint Francis of Assisi. Rose 0010, 2010

University Service

  • Fine Arts representative for the Council on University Policy and Procedure (elected), 2015
  • Library Advisory Council (voluntary), 2015
  • Writing Committee (voluntary), 2015
  • Module member, “Creating Digital Learning Resources,” part of a multi-institutional TEAGLE grant titled, “On-Line Competencies Curriculum (OCC).” Responsible for creating stand-alone web-based modules to help students with presentation skills
  • Music Curriculum Committee (elected), 2013-2015
  • Music Technology Committee (voluntary), 2013-present. Currently acting chair
  • Music Teachers Advisory Committee (voluntary), 2013-present
  • Nominated for University Curriculum Council, 2014.
  • IWU representative to Classical Singer’s National Conference, 2014-present
  • IWU representative to National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Performing Arts Fair, St. Louis, MO, 2014
  • Recording engineer for IWU Summer Composition Institute, 2014

Awards/memberships

  • Recipient, Mellon Foundation Re-Centering the Humanities Speaker and Performance Series Grant, 2013
  • Member, National Association of Teachers of Singing (current)
  • Member, College Music Society (current)
  • Winner, Noah Greenberg Award, 2009

Annual award given by the American Musicological Society to recognize outstanding contributions to historical performing practices.

  • Winner, Latin-American Music competition, Indiana University, 2006
  • Winner, International Young Artist’s Presentation-Early Music, Antwerp, Belgium, 2002
  • Honourable Mention, Early Music Network Young Artists Competition, York, England, 1998
  • Semi-Finalist, Concert Artist Guild Competition, NYC, 1997
  • Winner, Performance Honors Competition, Longy School of Music, 1997 & 1998
  • Winner, Senior recital with orchestra for conducting, West Chester University, 1991

Ensemble/Stage directing

  • L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi), Music Director, IWU Opera Theater, 2015
  • Director, LIBER: Ensemble for Early Music, 2006-present
  • Conductor, Latin Mass, St. John the Apostle, Ellettsville, IN, 2009-2011
  • Guest Coach, Rose Ensemble, St. Paul, MN, 2011
  • Co-director, Concentus Ensemble, Indiana University, 2005-2008
  • Guest Conductor, Southern MD Tri-County Honors Chorus, 1995
  • Choral Director, American Music Abroad, 1995
  • Music Director/Asst. director, public school productions of Oliver, Babes in Arms, Alice in Wonderland, Hello Dolly, Guys and Dolls, and Fiddler on the Roof, 1991-1995

Ensemble work

  • LIBER: Ensemble for Early Music, director and co-founder 1996 – present
  • The Rose Ensemble (Minneapolis, MN) 2001 – 2009
  • Meridian Vocal Consort (Indianapolis, MD) 2006 – 2008
  • Church of the Advent Choir (Boston, MA) 2002 – 2005
  • Waverly Consort (New York, NY) 1998 – 2004
  • New York Collegium (New York, NY) 2002 – 2003
  • King’s Chapel Choir and soloist (Boston) under Daniel Pinkham 1995-1999
  • Baltimore Symphony Chorus (Baltimore, MD) 1993 – 1995

Live radio appearances

  • Sur tous les tons, France Musiques
  • Radio Klara, Belgium
  • SWR, Germany
  • KKunst, Flanders and the Netherlands
  • Radio 1, Belgium
  • BBC Radio 3, England
  • WGBH Boston
  • WHRB Cambridge
  • NPR’s National program Harmonia
  • WFIU Bloomington, Indiana
  • Vermont Public Radio

Other professional experience

  • Variations Digital Library Lab Supervisor, Reserves coordinator, Reference, Circulation supervisor, Cook Music Library, Indiana University, 2008-2012
  • Freelance singer and recording engineer, 2000-present
  • Technical Services Asst., Bakalar Music Library, Longy School of Music, 2000-2005
  • Recording engineer, Longy School of Music, 2000-2005
  • Choral contractor, E.C. Schirmer Publishing, Arsis Records & Boston Bach Ensemble, 2000-2005
  • Staff Assistant, Circulation assistant, Hilles Library, Harvard University, 1997-2000
  • Choral teacher, Northern Middle School, Calvert County, MD, 1992-1995
  • Choral teacher, Chambersburg School District, Chambersburg, PA, 1991-1992
  • Software expertise (on both Mac and PC platforms): Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative and Production Suites, CuBase, Wavelab, ProTools, Finale, VoceVista.

Student’s achievements while at Illinois Wesleyan

  • Second and Third place winners at Art Song Competition, Milwaukee, WI, 2016
  • Graduates attending graduate school at University of Wisconsin, Madison, New York University
  • Soprano, third place in NATS Central Region, Upper College Women division 2015
  • Mezzo-soprano, Honorable mention in NATS Chicago Chapter, Upper College Women division 2014
  • 2 winners in 3 years for IWU’s Concerto/Aria competition 2013, 2015