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Education

Doctorate of Musical Arts: Vocal Performance & Pedagogy | University of Colorado at Boulder
- Magna Cum Laude
Master of Music: Vocal Performance | University of Colorado at Boulder
- Magna Cum Laude
Bachelor of Musical Arts: Music Education | Concordia College | Moorehead, MN
- Cum Laude

Teaching Experience

Music & Theater Faculty | Metropolitan University | Denver, Colorado
Music Faculty | Regis University | Denver, Colorado
Artist in Residence | Denver School of the Arts | Denver, Colorado
Adjunct Music Faculty | University of Colorado at Denver | Denver, Colorado
Assistant Professor | Mississippi State University | Starkville, Mississippi

Teaching Competencies

Studio Voice | Belt Technique | Performance Class I & II | Recital & Showcase Preparation
Musical Theater History | Language Diction | Vocal Pedagogy | Recruitment | Private Studio Building
Director of Original & Published Theater Works | Theater Coach/Accompanist

Languages Studied

Italian | German | Spanish | French

Continued Education

New Voice Teacher's Symposium (SNATS) | Indiana University | Bloomington, Indiana
Richard Miller's Vocal Technique Clinic | Oberlin University | Oberlin, Ohio
Achieve Mississippi: Problem Based Learning | Mississippi State University | Starkville, Mississippi

Professional Organizations

National Association of Teachers of Singers (NATS)
Earned Equity Eligibility
American Guild of Musical Artists
National Opera Association
Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Society

Recordings

AVE: Augustana Vocal Ensemble Demo | Augustana Arts
Ellington’s Sacred Works | with The Ron Miles Jazz Assemble
"Requiem for Ma" on Relationship Suite | with Dr. Richard Lewis | Mericku Records

Invited Appearances

Juror, Young Artist’s Competition | Longmont, CO
Juror, Young Artist’s Competition | Longmont, CO
New Voice Teacher's Symposium (SNATS) Presenter | Indiana University | Bloomington, IN
Master Class Lecturer | University of Wisconsin | Platteville, WI
ACDA Convention Presenter on Healthy Belt Technique | Denver, CO
Juror, NATS competition | Delta State University | Cleveland, MS
Juror, NATS competition | University of Wyoming | Laramie, WY
Juror, Mississippi Piano Showcase Young Artists Auditions | Tupelo, MS
Juror, Young Artist’s Competition | Longmont, CO
Juror, Young Artist’s Competition | Longmont, CO
Juror, Young Artist’s Competition | Longmont, CO

Awards & Honors

Eleanor Lieber Awards | 1 of 30 chosen
Spenser Award | Winner
Colorado Lyric Singers | University of Colorado, Boulder
Joan Dornemann’s Israel Vocal Arts Institute (Marie) | Tel Aviv, Israel
Opera Talent Search, O.G. | San Antonio, Texas | Winner
Midland/Odessa Young Artists Competition | Finalist
Young Patronesses of the Opera Competition | Miami, FL | National Finalist
Juilliard Opera Center | National Finalist
Metropolitan Opera Auditions | District Winner
Metropolitan Opera Auditions | District Winner
Mac Allister Awards | St. Louis Regional Winner
International Who’s Who of Young Musicians | Nominated
Metropolitan Opera Auditions | National Finalist
Vice Chancellor Competition | University of Colorado | Winner
San Francisco Opera Competition | National Finalist

Professional Roles & Programs

Frasquita | Carmen | Bizet | Opera Colorado (Grand Opening of Ellie Caulkins Opera House)
Abigail | The Crucible (scenes) | Ward | Colorado Chamber Players
Sister Mary Amnesia | Nunsense | D. Goggin | Boulder Summerstage
Adele | Die Fledermaus | Strauss | Colorado Opera Troupe
Adele | Die Fledermaus | Strauss | Ohio Light Opera
Angel | The Count of Luxemburg | Lehar | Ohio Light Opera
Eisle | Yoeman of the Guard | Gilbert & Sullivan | Ohio Light Opera
Gretle | Christopher Columbus | Offenbach | New England Lyric
Anna Held | Tintypes | Mary Kyte | T.U. Summerstock
Susanna (scenes) | Marriage of Figaro | Intern Outreach | Tulsa Opera
Eve | Let’s Get Show (World Premier) | John Eaton | Chicago Pocket Opera
Cinderella | Into the Woods | Sondheim | Skylight Opera Theater
Celeste | Sunday in the Park with George | Sondheim | Theatre Factory
Adina (cover) | L’Elisir d’Amore | Donizetti | Opera Colorado
Giannetta | L’Elisir d’Amore | Donizetti | Opera Colorado
Casilda | Gondoliers | Gilbert & Sullivan | Colorado Lyric Theatre

Operas Performed

Despina | Così fan Tutte | Mozart | University of Colorado
Marie | La Fille du Regiment | Donizetti | Israel Vocal Arts
Abigail | The Crucible | Ward | University of Colorado
Madame Altina | La Divina | Pasatieri | University of Colorado
Lauretta | Gianni Schicchi | Puccini | Dorian Opera
Barbarina | Le Nozze Di Figaro | Mozart | F-M Opera Company

Chamber Music & Concerts

Schubert Mass in G | Trinity Lutheran Church Concert Series | Denver, CO
Faculty Recital | Regis University | Denver, CO
An Evening of Song | Central Presbyterian Church | Longmont, CO
An Evening of Song | Regis University | Denver, CO
Faculty Recital | Regis University | Denver, CO
Opera Outreach | Opera Colorado | Denver, CO
CBS Arts Lunch | Opera Colorado | Denver, CO
Faculty Recital | Denver School Arts | Denver, CO
Orff's Catulli Carmina | Larimer Choral | Fort Collins, CO
University Concert Series | Regis University | Denver, CO
Saint Matthew Passion | Musica Sacra Chamber Orchestra | Denver, CO
Songs of the New World | AVE | The Denver Art Museum | Denver, CO
Concert of Lights & Sound | AVE | The Gates Planetarium | Denver, CO
Duke Ellington's Sacred Works | AVE & The Ron Miles Jazz Ensemble | Denver, CO
Orf's Carmina Burana | Meridian Symphony Orchestra | Meridian, MS
Faculty Recital Series | Mississippi State University | Starkville, MS
Invited Recital Artist | Ole' Miss University | Oxford, MS
Invited Recital Artist | Itawamba Community College | Tupelo, MS
Invited Recital Artist | Louisiana Tech. School of Performing Arts | Ruston, LA
MMTA New Faculty Concert | MMTA Conference | Jackson, MS
Mendelssohn's Elijah | Meridian Symphony Orchestra | Meridian, MS
MPR Radio Concert | M.S.O.'s Elijah | Statewide Broadcast
Full DMA Recital | Mount Saint Gertrude's Academy | Boulder, CO
Percussion Ensemble Concert | University of Colorado Percussion Ensemble | Boulder, CO
Six for Song | Chautauqua Community House | Boulder, CO
Concert Series | First Presbyterian Church of Lafayette | Lafayette, CO
Full DMA Recital | University of Colorado Grusin Hall | Boulder, CO
Chautauqua Summer Series | Chautauqua Auditorium | Boulder, CO
Longmont Symphony Series | Longmont Symphony Orchestra | Longmont, CO
Myerson Symphony Pops Concert | UNT Orchestra | Dallas, TX
Notes on Moonlight | Chicago Chamber Players (World Premiere) | Chicago, IL
Mendelssohn's Elijah | Kirkwood Concert Series | St. Louis, MO
PAC Benefit Concert | Colorado Symphony Orchestra | Denver, CO
Dubois’ Seven Last Words | University Hills Choir | Denver, CO
Mozart’s Requiem | Arapahoe Philharmonic Orchestra | Denver, CO