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Associate Professor of Vocal Music Performance

Year Joined RCNJ: 2005

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Education:

  • Ph.D. Manhattan School of Music
  • M.A. Northwestern University
  • B.A. Luther College

Recent Awards and Special Recognition:

  • 2008 International Festival of Academic Choirs, Czech Republic, choral director, seven medal winner (1 gold, 5 silver, 1 bronze)
  • Woman-of-the-Year award, U.S. Bureau of Women’s Affairs, Guam 2001
  • Gold medal winner, conductor, Cantate, International Choral Festival, Sydney, 2001

Recent Scholarly and Professional Accomplishments:

  • American Choral Directors Association NJ state contest judge 2009, 2010
  • Artistic Director and founder, Pacific Summer Music Festival, 2003-10
  • Artistic Director and founder, Cantate, 1999-2010
  • Lecture-workshop, International Symposium on the Phenomenon of Singing VI, St. John’s University, Newfoundland, 2007
  • Lecture-recital, Sixth Biennial Conference of 19th Century Music, Birmingham, UK 2007
  • Lecture-recital, Feminist Theory and Music 9 Conference, Montreal, 2007
  • Lecture-recital, Second Biennial Conference of North American British Music Studies, Burlington, VT, 2006
  • Choral arranger, Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul, 2006
  • Conductor, Clinician, San Francisco Choral Festival, 2005
  • Conductor, Clinician, Judge, New York Choral Festival, 2004
  • Artistic Director and founder, Opera of the Pacific, 1999-2002
  • Conductor for international choir tours: China, Japan, Australia, Marianas Islands, Mexico, Vienna, Czech Republic, Guam, Philippines, 2000-09
  • Who’s Who in America 2006-09
  • Who’s Who of America’s Teachers 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005
  • Music Director for more than 25 musical productions
  • Soloist in opera, concert, and musical theater venues, U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia
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