Administrative Appointments

Illinois Wesleyan University School of Music

Interim Associate Director                                                                                        June 2018–May 2020

Following an abrupt change in SoM leadership, the Provost asked that I be the Interim Associate Director, despite being untenured, under Interim Director Dr. Victoria Folse (who remained Director of the School of Nursing). I received both promotion and tenure in 2019 and continued in the role of Interim Associate Director to facilitate the transition of our new director, Dr. Franklin Larey.  I did not apply for the position of SoM Director at IWU.

In collaboration with Dr. Victoria Folse (2018–2019) and Dr. Franklin Larey, current Director of the SoM, we have accomplished the following:

  • Budget/facilities
    • Established a new culture of budget transparency by producing and distributing SoM budget allocations for the first time in 20 years.
    • Restructured and standardized compensation for part-time instructors
    • Collaborated to identify 10% reduction in adjunct budget
      • Maximizing teaching loads of our full-time faculty
      • Identified areas where funding could be reduced without affecting student experience or faculty morale.
    • Created a “Recruitment and Retention” line item in operating budget which can be used for student activities
    • Identified a larger space for our piano lab so that we can use all of the digital pianos we own. We can now offer one section of class piano rather than two small sections.
    • Initiated a usage study of our computer lab wherein the data showed it was being underutilized. This has resulted in fewer equipment requests and a new usable classroom space.
  • Personnel
    • Instituted a requirement that all part-time faculty in the SoM complete Title IX training before they interact with our students.
    • Analyzed faculty data to determine teaching loads and needs of the SoM
    • Created a budget sheet for hiring part-time employees
    • Secured 2 tenure line hires: Director of the School of Music and Music Education
    • Identified curricular needs resulting from retiring faculty
  • Curricular
    • Currently the leading faculty member for upcoming NASM reaccreditation
    • Updated SoM class schedule to regularize class meetings in order to better facilitate students planning their academic careers
  • Recruiting
    • Restructuring our Preparatory School to become a program which supports and engages with the entire community, particularly those children in underrepresented populations and adults
    • Travelled to China to establish contacts with Chinese schools for long-term recruitment relationships. Offered master classes and mini-concerts.
    • Initiated course equivalencies with four regional community colleges. I will offer a master class at Lansing Community College in November, 2019.
    • Developed recruitment seminar where we brought in speakers from across campus, including athletics, to discuss and implement recruitment strategies
  • General
    • Reestablished student-centered approach to decision making
    • Assisted in creating Student Advisory Council in the SoM
    • Attended National NASM meetings and establishing a foundation for NASM 10-year review
    • Transition to an All-Steinway School

Illinois Wesleyan University School of Music

Head of the Voice and Choral Department                                                                         2015–present

Manage 5 faculty and approximately 80 students. Organize studio placements, faculty loads, recitals, hearings, juries, visiting artists, and manage gift monies

Successes include:

  • Redesigning diction sequence to accommodate lower enrollment
  • Creating Song Literature course and requiring it of voice majors
  • Requiring vocal pedagogy for voice majors
  • Developing Intro to Recording class
  • Co-creating and getting accepted a voice class for non-majors
  • Instituted recital hearings required for all Bachelor of Music recitals which has been adopted by the entire School of Music
  • Organized semester-long focus on BIPOC Art song composers (fall 2021)
    • Guest lecture and master class by Dr. Darryl Taylor, creator of African American Art Song Alliance
    • Final recital involving most singers registered for voice lessons
  • Organized semester-long focus on Woman Art song composers (spring 2022)
    • Inviting guest lecturers
    • Organizing final recital which will include the wider campus and other art forms

Ralla Klepak Foundation Community Music Explorers Program                 September 2021–present

Administrative Assistant

Manages budget for a $600,000 grant

Managing contracts for teachers, rental instruments, and music purchases for up to fifty participating students.

Produces annual budget reports to Foundation


Illinois District Governor, National Association of Teachers of Singing                         2018–present

Responsible for the recruitment of new members and the communication of Association affairs, events, and proceedings to local members

Conference Chair of Central Region NATS conference, 2021 (virtual).

Solicited presentations from Central Region members and organized the selection process. Edited and uploaded each presenter’s video and organized the scheduling of presentation.

Staff Assistant, Hilles Library, Harvard University, 1997–2000

Hilles Library was one of Harvard’s two undergraduate libraries. Duties included:

  • Tracked and managed the budget
  • Organized and scheduled space usage
  • Coordinated maintenance to physical building
  • Ordered supplies

Other professional experience

Director and Manager, LIBER: Ensemble for Early Music, 1996–present

Promoted the ensemble, programmed music for each season, organized rehearsals, and recordings, booked and managed tours across North America and Europe.

Board member: Baroque Artists of Champaign Urbana

Thriving community not-for-profit that programs a wide variety of music in clever and meaningful ways. They are especially devoted to highlighting works of underrepresented composers and genres.

Variations Digital Library Lab Supervisor, Reserves coordinator, Reference, Circulation supervisor, Cook Music Library, Indiana University, 2008–2012

Collaborated with faculty in the Jacobs School of Music at IU to create reserves lists, including print and electronic media.

Trained, supervised, and maintained an efficient student workforce for the circulation desk, stacks/reshelving tasks, and the digitization lab.

Freelance 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

Contracted local singers for recording projects that accompanied E.C. Schirmer’s catalog of new music.

Choral teacher, Northern Middle School, Calvert County, MD, 1992–1995

Choral teacher, Chambersburg School District, Chambersburg, PA, 1991–1992

Software fluency (on both Mac and PC platforms): Microsoft Office (Excel, Word), Adobe Creative and Production Suites, Logic Pro, Final Cut Pro, Wavelab, ProTools, Finale, VoceVista

Teaching Appointments

Illinois Wesleyan University                                                                                                  2012–present

Associate Professor of Music, tenured                                                                                       2019–present

Assistant Professor of Music                                                                                                          2013–2019

Visiting Assistant Professor                                                                                                           2012–2013

Classes taught: Applied studio voice, vocal pedagogy, vocal techniques, English, French, German, and Italian lyric diction. I was scheduled to teach a newly developed course, Audio Recording Techniques, until a retirement on the voice faculty required that I maintain a more robust applied studio.

Developed new course, “Race Records” and the Music of Black AmericaThis course explores the development of the music of Black Americans beginning with its origin in slavery and moving through to its evolution in modern popular genres such as rap and Hip Hop.  The class studies the socio/pollical history of the United States as it pertained to popular music development, dissemination, and appropriation.

Independent studies in Recording techniques, Baroque ornamentation, socio-political impact of women composers of the Baroque era, Black feminism as it relates to female blues singers, vocal pedagogy from a song literature viewpoint.

Lectures for weekly MUS 014x class (shared by faculty) include Acoustics and sound, Introduction to the library, ornamentation of Baroque music

Led voice area in semester-long study of African American art song. Invited Dr. Darryl Taylor, creator of the African American Art Song Alliance, to give a lecture to the university and offer a master class to our vocalists. Identified numerous scores and reference materials to improve our library’s holdings

Led voice area in semester-long study of music written by Women Composers.

Bellarmine University                                                                                                                  2011–2012

Adjunct Faculty

Teaching duties: Studio voice, first semester of 3-semester music history sequence

Indiana University                                                                                                                       2005–2008

Associate Instructor

Teaching duties: Studio voice, lecturer, co-director of Concentus early music ensemble

Madison Annual Early Music Festival                                                 2010, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2019, 2020

Faculty and guest artist

Taught medieval, renaissance, and baroque performance practice to festival participants. Topics and repertoire change each year.


Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music, Bloomington, IN                                                       2012

Doctor of Music, Voice, Early Music Performance

Dissertation “Performing Music of the Trecento: A Case to Rethink Our Modern Editions.” I transcribed and recorded previously unrecorded pieces from the Squarcialupi Codex (Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Mediceo Palatino 87). Included extensive commentary on the musical notation and literary texts.

Minor field study with qualifying exams 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

Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA                                                                                            1998

Master of Music with Distinction, Voice, Early Music Performance,

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

West Chester University, West Chester, PA                                                                                        1991

Bachelor of Science, cum laude, Music Education, Voice

K–12 Pennsylvania certification to teach choir, band, and orchestra in public schools

Other education

Acoustic Vocal Pedagogy Workshop at New England Conservatory (virtual) with Ken Bozeman, Ian Howell, and Chadley Ballantyne, 2021

Fundamentals of Online Teaching class through University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Division of Continuing Study, 2020–2021

Workshop in voice acoustics with Kenneth Bozeman at the Bastian Voice Clinic, 2016

Workshop in voice science with Dr. Ingo Titze and Dr. Donald Miller at the National Center for Voice Science, 2013

Private vocal study: James Doing, 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



Book review of Martha Elliott, So You Want to Sing Early Music (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2019) for New York Singing Teachers’ Association. Jan/Feb 2022.

Christopher Callahan, Marie-Geneviève Grossel, William Hudson, Daniel E. O’Sullivan. “Thibaut de Champagne au XXIe siècle: l’édition de trouvère dans son contexte culturel.” Actes du colloque de Rome Philologie et Musicologie. Des sources à l’interprétation poético-musicale. Ed. Christelle Chaillou, Oreste Floquet. Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2019, 61-78.

Music consultant. Christopher. Callahan, Marie-Geneviève Grossel, Daniel E. O’Sullivan. Thibaut de Champagne. Les Chansons, textes et mélodies. Paris: Honoré Champion (Champion Classiques), 2018.

Author. “Diplomatic Transcriptions of Medieval Music” Notes, Vol. 70, No. 2 (December 2013): 314-17.

Director, performer, and producer. LIBER: Ensemble for Early Music. Crowned with Laurels. LU 1002, 2012.

Director, performer, and producer. Liber unUsualis. Flyleaves: Medieval Music in English Manuscripts. Passacaille PAS938, 2004.

Director, performer, and producer. Liber unUsualis. Unrequited: Music of Guillaume de Machaut. LU 1001, 2003.

Publications in process

Editor. Modern edition of Bellerofonte Castaldi’s Primo Mazzetto di Fiori: Musicalmente colti dal Giardino Bellerofonteo plus the additional works presumed to be by Castaldi as found in Modena, Biblioteca Estense e Universitaria, MS Musica G.239 for A-R Editions. In process

Editor. 17th-century Italian solo cantatas, transcribed from manuscript, realized, IPA transcriptions. In process.



Recipient—$3028.88 Artistic and Scholarly Development Grant, IWU, 2020

Supported the translation transcription, into modern musical notation, of a collection of twenty-six monodies in Bellerofonte Castaldi’s Primo Mazzetto di Fiori: Musicalmente colti dal Giardino Bellerofonteo plus the additional works presumed to be by Castaldi as found in Modena, Biblioteca Estense e Universitaria, MS Musica G.239.

Recipient—$128,320 National Endowment for the Humanities Grant, 2018 (with Dr. Christopher Callahan). Courtly Lyric in the Medieval French Tradition. Poetry as Performance.

The repertoire of the trouvères—French-language poet-composers—has long been bifurcated into its separate disciplines, poetry and music, and studied as such, despite the two being conceived as a unit by their medieval practitioners.  The seminar successfully offered a rare interdisciplinary approach to the teaching of poetry and music to both musicians and linguists.

Recipient—$3,408 Artistic and Scholarly Development Grant, IWU, 2016

Supported the transcription and publication of 3-4 secular Italian cantatas from various composers of the Italian Baroque

Recipient—$12,313 Mellon Foundation Re-Centering the Humanities Speaker and Performance Series Grant, 2013 (with Rev. Elyse Nelson Winger and Dr. Adriana Ponce)

Supported a series of multi-disciplinary events associated with “Hildegard’s Light: Women, Religion, and Music in Twelfth-Century Germany.” Contribution to this was developing a new program of music written by and for women, focusing on Hildegard von Bingen, performed by LIBER: Ensemble for Early Music.

Conferences, workshops, guest teaching

Pre-concert lecture for Monteverdi’s Orfeo, Milwaukee Opera Theatre, June 2022

Master class presenter at Classical Singer Convention, 2016–2022

Style coach for Milwaukee Opera Theatre’s production of Monteverdi’s Orfeo, 2022

Virtual workshop on ornamentation and Baroque performance practice, Central IL chapter of NATS, 2022

Virtual workshop on ornamentation and Baroque performance practice, Webster University, 2020

Invited presenter, “Damn the da capo! Stylistic considerations for performing and ornamenting Baroque song” for NATS National Conference, Knoxville, TN, 2020

Workshop on ornamentation and Baroque performance practice, Kansas State University, 2020

Baroque style coach and lecturer, University of Toledo production of Purcell’s Fairy Queen, 2018

Baroque style coach, University of Alabama production of Handel’s Semele, 2018

Master class, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, 2018

Presenter, “24 Italian Songs for the 21st Century: New Editions of Previously Unknown Works” at NATS Central Region Conference, 2017.

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.

Presenter, “Damn the da capo! Practical advice on ornamenting your Baroque aria” at NATS Central Region Conference, 2015

Guest lecturer on historical performance at Harvard, Boston, and Tufts Universities; University of Victoria, BC

Artistic Achievement

Ensemble work

LIBER: Ensemble for Early Music, director, manager, and co-founder 1996–present

LIBER has been the foremost interpreter of late medieval music in the United States for over twenty years.  LIBER has performed on major concert series in Germany, England, Wales, Ireland, France, The Netherlands, Belgium, Latvia, Estonia, Ecuador, Italy, Spain, Canada, and the United States and has recorded three critically acclaimed CDs.

Waverly Consort (New York, NY) Touring musician 1998–2004

New York Collegium (New York, NY) 2002–2003

The Rose Ensemble (Minneapolis, MN) Touring musician 2001–2009

Meridian Vocal Consort (Indianapolis, MD) 2006–2008

Church of the Advent Choir (Boston, MA) 2002–2005

King’s Chapel Choir and soloist (Boston, MA) under Daniel Pinkham 1995–1999

Baltimore Symphony Chorus (Baltimore, MD) 1993–1995

Ensemble Performance

Select performances of international importance. I organized all travel details for these performances.

Iglesia la Compañia, Quito, Ecuador 2012

Oude Muziek, Utrecht, The Netherlands 2011

BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium 2008, 2011

Teatro Nacional Sucre, Quito, Ecuador 2011, 2012

AMUZ, Antwerp, Belgium 2009

Early Music of Seattle Guild, Seattle, WA 2006

Early Music Now, Milwaukee, WI 2006

Festival Europäische Kirchenmusik, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany 2005

York Early Music Festival, York, England 1999, 2002, 2005

Galway Early Music Festival, Galway, Ireland 2004

Regensburg Tage Alte Musik Festival, Regensburg, Germany 2003

Les Recontres Internationales de Musique Médiévale du Thoronet, Thoronet, France 1999, 2003

La CaixaForum, Barcelona, Spain 2003

Laus Polyphoniae, Festival van Vlaanderen, Antwerp 2002

Leeds International Medieval Congress, Leeds, England 2004

Gwyl Machen Isaf (Lower Machen Festival), Lower Machen, Wales 2003

Seattle Early Music Guild, Seattle, WA 2002

Select performances of national importance

McLean County History Museum, Bloomington, IL 2018

Early Music at the Colby Barn, Chicago, IL 2017

International Courtly Literature Society, Lexington, KY 2016

Faculty and Guest Recital Series, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL 2012, 2013, 2016

Madison Early Music Festival, Madison, WI, 2010, 2014

Festival of Sacred Music, Birmingham, AL 2014

Berkeley Early Music Festival, Berkeley, CA 2004, 2007

Early Music Society of the Islands, Victoria, British Columbia 2006

Festival Music en Morvan, Autun, France 2008

University of Chicago Presents, Chicago, IL 2011

University of Vermont Lane Series, Burlington, VT 2010

Houston Early Music, Houston, TX 2010

San Diego Early Music Society San Diego, CA 2006

Columbus Early Music Series, Columbus, OH, 2005

Amherst Early Music Festival, Mansfield, CT 2003

Cambridge Society for Early Music, Boston, MA 2002

King’s Chapel Concert Series, Boston, MA 1999


Pirates of Penzance, (Sullivan), 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

Judgment of Paris (Eccles), Mercury, London (Ontario) Early Music Festival, 2005

Boris Goudenow (Mattheson), chorus, Boston 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

Fauré Requiem. Soloist. Illinois Wesleyan Symphony Orchestra and combined choirs, Bloomington, IL 2018

Eve Beglarian “Light up your face,” Symposium of Contemporary Music, Bloomington, IL 2016

World premiere of three Kyle Gann songs, Symposium of Contemporary Music, Bloomington, IL 2016

Untermohlen Art exhibit opening, Bloomington, IL 2015

Piano dedication recital, Bloomington, IL 2015

Guest soloist with Ensemble SDG, Madison, WI, 2014

Searl Pickett Chamber Music Series, Fond du Lac, 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, Louisville, KY 2011

Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (Monteverdi), Testo, Bach & Beethoven Ensemble, Chicago, IL 2010

Proverb (Reich), soloist, Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN 2009

Jepthe (Carissimi), Jepthe, Boston, MA and Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN 2008

Weinachts Oratorium (J.S. Bach), Evangelist, Pro Arte Singers, Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN 2007

Johannes-Passion (J.S. Bach), Evangelist, Pro Arte Singers, Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN 2006

Abraham and Isaac (Frazen), soloist, Premier, Composers in Red Sneakers, Boston, MA 2004

Israel in Egypt (Handel), soloist, Musica Sacra, Boston, MA 2003

Le Reniement de Saint Pierre (Charpentier), soloist, 17th-century Voices, Boston, MA 2003

Johannes-Passion (J.S. Bach), soloist, Marsh Chapel Choir, Boston, MA 2000

San Giovanni Battista (Stradella), soloist, Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra, Jerusalem, Israel 1998

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


Director, LIBER: Ensemble for Early Music, 2006–present

L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi), Music Director, IWU Opera Theater, 2015

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

Oklahoma! Vocal coach, Prairie Fire Theater, 2016

Pirates of Penzance, Vocal coach, Prairie Fire Theater, 2015

Conductor, Latin Mass, St. John the Apostle, Ellettsville, IN, 2009–2011

Guest Artistic 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


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

As artist

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

Waverly Consort. ¡Iberia! WAV 14002, 2002

Rose Ensemble. Road to Compostela. Rose 0004, 2002

Waverly Consort.  The Christmas Story. WAV 13099, 1999

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

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

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

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

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

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

As producer

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

Artistic Residencies

Avaloch Farm Music Institute, Boscawen, NH. By invitation. 2014, 2017

Artist-in-Residence, Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Boston, MA 2001–2004

University Service

Service on elected committees

Fine Arts representative for the Council on University Programs and Policy (2-year term), 2021–2022

Undergraduate Research Advisory Committee, 2021-22, chair 2022-23

Reviewed and selected outstanding undergraduate proposals for summer research grants.

Organized John Wesley Powell research conference, including poster sessions, oral presentations, and keynote speaker.

Fine Arts representative for the Council on University Programs and Policy (2-year term), 2015–2017

Service on volunteer committees

Institutional Review Board, 2016–present; Co-chair, 2017–2019; Chair, 2019–present

Coordinates reviewers for submissions, counsels faculty on type of IRB submission they require, review submissions, follow-up with faculty needing to revise submissions, maintains compliance with federal guidelines

Library Advisory Council, 2015–2018; 2021-present

Writing Committee, 2015

Outside representative on University Library Director search, 2018

Outside representative on E-Resources and Library Systems Librarian, 2022

Committees nominated for, but not elected

Assessment Committee, 2018

University Curriculum Council, 2014


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, 2015-2016

School of Music Service


Developed a presence at the annual Classical Singer Convention, presenting 2 master classes at each convention, 2014–present. Netted approximately 10% increase in voice applicants.

Traveled to 4 cities in China for recruitment. Performed and offered master classes.

Working to establish transfer agreements with NASM-accredited community colleges.

Led the development of the Vocal Arts Day for public school teachers to freshen up their pedagogical tools and receive professional development credit to be applied towards the renewal of their teaching license

IWU representative to Interlochen Arts Fair, 2017

IWU representative to National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Performing Arts Fair, St. Louis, MO, 2014

Organizing weekend workshops and clinics for junior high and high school students based on instrumental groups, (percussion clinic, brass clinic, etc.). Currently developing Art Song Intensive Summer Workshop for high school vocalists.

Search Committees

Tenure-line Director of Large Instrumental Ensembles, 2019

Tenure-line Assistant Professor of Music Education, 2019

Chair, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Education, 2018

Chair, Adjunct voice instructor, 2016

Service on committees

Music Advisory Committee, (2-year cycle, elected) 2016–18, 2021–22

Music Curriculum Committee, (2-year cycle, elected) 2013–15, 2018–20. Chair 2014-15, 2019–20

Music Teachers Advisory Committee, (volunteer) 2013–present

Music Technology Committee, (volunteer) 2013–present

Student Advisory Committee, (volunteer) 2019–present


Academic advisor to 29 music majors

Instituted annual all-faculty review of first year and sophomore students aimed at improving retention, 2018.

First Year Advisor, 2018, 2019

Registered Student Organization (RSO) advisor

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

SNATS (Student National Association of Teachers of Singing)

Other service

Recording engineer for IWU Summer Composition Institute, 2014


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, New York City, NY 1997

Winner, Performance Honors Competition, Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA 1997 & 1998

Winner, Senior recital with orchestra for conducting, West Chester University, West Chester, PA 1991


National Association of Teachers of Singing (current)

College Music Society (current)

Pi Kappa Lambda, Delta Omicron Chapter (president) 2018–present

Notable student achievements

Megan Koch (’17) First place winner of Emerging Professional division, Classical Singer 2022

Soprano, second place in Central Region NATS, Upper College Women, October 2021

Soprano, first place in Central Region NATS, Lower College Women, November 2019

Recent graduate cast as Marenka in Smetana’s The Bartered Bride

Recent graduate cast as Pamina in Mozart’s Magic Flute and The Vixen in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen (Příhody Lišky Bystroušky) at the University of North Texas. She was also courted by Fort Worth Opera after her first semester away from IWU.

Second and Third place winners at Art Song Competition, Milwaukee, WI, 2016

Graduates attending graduate school at University of Wisconsin, Madison, New York University, University of North Texas, The Ohio State, and University of Iowa for performance and pedagogy degrees

Soprano, third place in NATS Central Region, Upper College Women division 2015

Mezzo-soprano, Honorable mention in NATS Chicago Chapter, Upper College Women 2014

3 winners for Illinois Wesleyan University’s Concerto/Aria competition in 2013, 2015, 2020