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:
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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
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 America. This 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
Teaching duties: Studio voice, first semester of 3-semester music history sequence
Indiana University 2005–2008
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
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
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
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
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
KKunst, Flanders and the Netherlands
Radio 1, Belgium
BBC Radio 3, England
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
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
Rose Ensemble. Il Poverello: Medieval & Renaissance Music for Saint Francis of Assisi. Rose 0010, 2010
Avaloch Farm Music Institute, Boscawen, NH. By invitation. 2014, 2017
Artist-in-Residence, Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Boston, MA 2001–2004
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.
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)
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