choral director, composer, pianist, teacher and vocalist who attended
Temple University and Westminster Choir College and has spent much of her
time since freelancing as a conductor and soloist.
She has spent
fourteen years with The Philadelphia Singers, the chorus-in-residence of
The Philadelphia Orchestra.
During her tenure, she has not only sung with the group, but served
as the director of education and outreach and voice builder.
As a soloist,
she has performed in Bach’s St.
Matthew Passion with the Philadelphia Singers, Handel’s Messiah with the Singing City
Chorus, and Haydn’s The
Creation with the Festival Orchestra of Spoleto, Italy.
She joined the
faculty of The Academy of Vocal Arts in 1999, and has also taught at
Friends Select School, The Hotchkiss School, New Hope-Solebury
High School, The Philadelphia School, St. Joseph’s University, Temple
University, and the University of Michigan.
In 2006, she
founded Umbrian Serenades, LLC, and held the position of co-artistic
director until 2009.
have found her in the Tabernacle United Church in Philadelphia where she
acts as music director, on stage at Verizon Hall as The Queen of Sheba in Solomon by Handel, and in her private
studio where she teaches voice lessons to students in a variety of singing
In her copious
free time, she also writes songs.
Five of them have been included in the book of hymns, Music By Heart: Paperless Songs for Evening Worship.