from Decatur, Georgia,
who attended the Brevard Music Center,
Lawrence University, and the Manhattan School
of Music, where she became the first brass musician to earn a Doctor of
whom she has worked include the Atlanta Horn Club, the Atlanta Opera
Orchestra, the College Music Society, the Georgia Woodwind Quintet, the
International Horn Society, the Metropolitan Opera, the Mostly Mozart
Festival Orchestra, the New York Chamber Symphony, the New York Pops, the
University of Georgia Horn Choir, the University of Georgia Symphony
Orchestra, and the Zephyr Brass Trio.
In 1990, she
joined the faculty of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia—another
first—she was the first tenured female in the brass, percussion and
woodwinds department. She
became a member of the horn faculty at the Brevard Music
Center a few years
In 2000, she
and Karl Kramer helped Wolfgang Plagge give the
world premiere of his “Raga, Op. 106” at the University of Georgia.
She gave a
faculty recital at the Brevard
on 26th July 2006.
The all-Mozart program featured the Austrian master’s
“Quintet for Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon and Piano in E-flat, K.
October 2008, the University
of Georgia Symphony Orchestra
offered up Mozart’s “Sinfonie Concertante for Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon and
Orchestra” and Peter Ilyich
Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 5”.
oboist Dwight Manning, clarinetist D. Ray McClellan and pianist Martha
Thomas helped bassoonist William Davis premiere his “Quintet for
Piano and Winds”, a work commissioned by the Georgia Music Teachers
Association, in the winter of 2009.
In 2012, the University of Georgia bestowed their highest honour on her, the Josiah Meigs
Distinguished Teaching Professorship.
They have also given her the Sandy Beaver Award for her
accomplishments in the undergraduate program.
the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time at the Central Presbyterian
Church in Atlanta, Georgia, on 14th
October 2012. The musical
portion of the service included “Agnus
Dei” by Paul Basler and “Serenade for
Horn and Organ” by Craig Phillips.
November 2012, the Georgia Woodwind Quintet presented “A Southern
Wind Serenade” at the University
of Georgia that
included a wind arrangement of Peter Ilyich
Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite”.
In addition to
her aforementioned educational achievements, she has served as an artist
faculty member at Bennington College, a board member of the Brevard Music Center
and Clarke County School District, peer teaching consultant at Franklin
Residential College, chair of the brass section at the Hugh Hodgson School
of Music, adjudicator, board member and host of the International Horn
Competition of America, lecturer at Juilliard, and director of the
University of Georgia Horn Choir.