I am a lover of a wide variety of musical styles, including pop, classical, opera, and sacred music. By using positive reinforcement, I seek to motivate my students to achieve lofty goals for themselves. Each student is unique, and I am focused on unlocking the potential of each learner and providing skills to reach their potential as a musician.
I have provided excellent vocal instruction for singers of all ages and backgrounds in the last 4 years. I love to engage my passion for music, and draw upon my lengthy stage experience to teach. I have a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas.
Using my passion, skills, and great experience, I am dedicated to mentoring, supporting, and inspiring young singers to strive for and achieve lofty aims in their performance goals and expectations.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Voice 08/2018- present University of Central Arkansas Conway, AR Teaching Private Voice (assist in Freshman seminar) Graduate German Diction Review instructor Instructor for Opera Literature
Instructor of Voice 08/2017- 7/2018 McNeese State University Lake Charles, LA Private Voice Studio (including a variety of styles) Instructor for Opera Workshop, Vocal Diction, and Vocal Pedagogy Music Appreciation instructor (2 sections) Teaching Ear Training/Sight Singing
Visiting Lecturer of Voice 08/2016- 05/2017 University of Central Arkansas Conway, AR Private Voice Studio Teaching Vocal Pedagogy Voice Lab Instruction on Stage Movement, Diction
Adjunct Vocal Professor 08/2008-05/2012 Northwest Arkansas Community College Bentonville, AR Four years skillfully teaching voice Studio included wide diversity Collaboration with other faculty in performance Organization refined in scheduling, syllabus creation Strong language skills
Voice Instructor (Interim) 09/2009-05/2010 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR Taught entire studio of voice majors 1 year Directed weekly Master Classes Developed curriculum for courses taught Excelled while taking full Masters Course load. Master of Music completed with 4.0 GPA
University of North Texas Denton, TX D.M.A. Vocal Performance 2012-2016
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas – M.M. Music Performance 2008-2010
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas - BSE Music Ed. 1980-87
Fayetteville High School, Fayetteville, Arkansas - Diploma 1980
Regional NATS Winner 1985- Southeast region
Arkansas NATS Winner 1986
Metropolitan Opera Awards 1985- Arkansas “Honorable Mention”
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