She is a vocalist, trumpeter, Baroque guitarist,
banjoist, recorder player, director and teacher born in Bronx, New York who
studied for her music degree at City University’s Queens
She initially concentrated on the trumpet at college
but after taking a strong interest in the vocal side of music from the
Renaissance and medieval periods, she became a singer and took further
degrees in the subject at Queens College and Columbia University.
Around 1986 she became a co-founder of the a cappella
ensemble Anonymous 4 and with them she has recorded many award winning
albums that have appeared on the classical album chart and performed in
excess of 1,000 times. Aside
from being a vocalist with Anonymous 4 she is also a researcher of medieval
music for them and performing with other ensembles she has featured as a
soloist with the Harp Consort.
She is a member of the Board of Director of Early
Music and in a teaching capacity she is on the faculty of Queen’s
College’s Aaron Copeland School of Music in New York as an Adjunct
Associate Professor of Music as well as directing its Collegium
Musicum. She regularly takes
part in masterclasses and workshops as well as directing and creating performance
residencies such as Chant Camp at various universities throughout the
Recently she has worked in collaboration with the
violinist Zafer Tawil and singer Aruna Sairam on the 2006 Spirit of Fes
Festival of World Sacred Music Tour and appeared on the 2008 album Aruna’s
Desire by Doug Cuomo.
Outside of music she does voluntary work with the
Nyack Community Ambulance Corps.
Anonymous 4 recordings
Awake and Join the Cheerful Choir (English Traditional)
Harmonia Mundi HMU 907325 (CD: Wolcum Yule)
Harp - Andrew Lawrence King