director and vocalist who attended SUNY-Buffalo where she attained Bachelor’s
and Master’s degrees in Fine Arts.
attended Temple University, from whence she received a Master’s
degree in the field of choral conducting. Her mentors in conducting and voice
included Elaine Brown, Louise Parker, Holly Phares,
and Harriet Simons. On 1st
May 1980, she portrayed Flavia in the Temple
University Opera Theatre’s production of Livietta e Tracollo. She also sang in the Temple
University Concert Choir and served as the Temple University Center City
Chorus’s founding director.
In 1986, she became
the Havertown-based Masterworks Chorale’s music director, and went on
to helm Cantores, an a cappella group that
performs music ranging from the 15th century to present day. On 2nd March 2008, Cantores turned their focus to secular music at Parish
House Assembly Room in a program that included works by Benjamin Britten,
Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, and Paul Hindemith.
groups with whom she has worked include The Delaware Singers, Christoph Eschenbach, Carlo
Maria Giulini, the Israel Philharmonic, James
Levine, the Leningrad Symphony, Kurt Mazur, Zubin
Mehta, Ricardo Muti, the New York Philharmonic, Eugene
Ormandy, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Philadelphia Singers, Simon
Rattle, Helmuth Rilling,
Wolfgang Sawallisch, and Singing City Choir.
She is an
active member of the American Choral Directors Association and serves as
the membership chairwoman for the ACDA chapter in Philadelphia,