player who was still attending Julliard when she auditioned for the Houston
Symphony and became their Principal Horn and the youngest member of their ranks,
the first woman to win such a position with a major symphony orchestra in
She went on to
serve in the same capacity with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and made
several recordings with them, including Baby
Needs Beethoven, Baby Needs Mozart,
and Handel: Water Music.
spent eighteen years as the Principal Horn for the Cincinnati Symphony
Orchestra, appearing on a number of recordings by the Cincinnati Pops,
including The Great Fantasy Adventure
Album, The Magical Music of Disney,
and Puttin’ on the Ritz: The Great Hollywood Musicals.
and groups with whom she has collaborated include the Accademia
String Quartet, the American String Quartet, the Dorian Wind Quintet, the
Guarneri Quartet, the Ligeti Trio, Rosalind Rees,
and Frank Sinatra.
French horn at the California Institute of the Arts School of Music, and
has also taught at the International Women’s Brass Conference.