graduated from the University
of Southern California
with masters degrees in music education and violin performance.
whom she has worked include the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra, the Pasadena
Symphony, and the Los Angeles Ballet Orchestra.
One of her
earliest recording credits was Earth, Wind & Fire’s 1979
offering, I Am. In 1980, she appeared on Ann
Margret’s self-titled album and Supercharged
by Tavares. She joined Prince
& the Revolution for 1986’s Parade. In 1987, she performed on Jill
Jones’ eponymous LP.
She played on Every Generation by Ronnie Laws and Bye-Bye Blackbird by Kevyn Lettau in 2005. In 2006, he was in the string
section for Justin Timberlake’s Futuresex/Lovesounds.
participated in the Current Sounds New Music Consortium at First United
in Santa Barbara
on 6th November 2006.
The program included the world premiere of “Cantus II: Litany, for Female Voices” by
Agatha Carubia, “The Day Things Went Wrong
at the Pet Store: 11
Cartoons for Solo Piano” by Daniel Dorff,
“Infinity, for Flute and Piano” by Amanda Jane Fox,
“Mirror, Lament, and Rag for Piano Trio” by Michael Pawlicki, and “Suite Antique, for Flute and
Piano” by John Rutter.
In 2007, she
appeared on the soundtrack of the video game, Bioshock. She was also on the soundtrack of American Idol: Season 8 in 2009. In 2010, she performed on American Idol: Season 9, Bioshock 2, and Everything
Changed by John M. Keane.
She teamed up with the Charlie Haden Quartet West for Sophisticated Ladies in 2011.
Idol credits are hardly her only forays into television: She has played at the Emmys, Golden
Globes, Grammys, and Oscars, and appeared on-screen on the last airing of Happy Days, on which she performed
at Chachi’s and Joanie’s
wedding. She also performs on The Simpsons and appeared on the
soundtrack, The Simpsons: Testify.
recording credits include: Dream Come True/Crazy for You/Low Ride
by Earl Klugh, Sounds from the Lighthouse (music from Bioshock 2), and Woman Falling
Out of Love by Aretha Franklin.
In the field
of musical education, she has coached the L.A. Youth Orchestra, taught with
the Harmony Project and Hope Institute, and offers private lessons at her
residence in West Hollywood,