attended Juilliard, the Mannes School of Music, the New York String Seminar
High School. Her teachers included Dorothy Delay,
Felix Galimir, Shirley Givens, Maybeth Pressley and Emanuel Zetlin.
1970, she performed with a variety of musicians at the Marlboro Music
Festival. A few of the
highlights: “Oboe Quartet
in F major, K. 370” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; “Piano Sextet
in D major, Op. 110” by Felix Mendelssohn; and, “String Trio
No. 2” by Bohuslav Martinu.
She was the
guest soloist of the Seattle Symphony in 1983 when they interpreted Samuel
Barber’s “Violin Concerto”.
In 1984, she
joined the ranks of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Other groups with whom she was
worked include the Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society, the Baltimore
Symphony, the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota, the Guys All-Star Shoe
Band, the Hot Dish Trio, the Indianapolis Symphony, the Isles Ensemble, the Musicians from Marlboro, the National Orchestral
Association, the Racine Symphony and the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra.
All-Star Shoe Band performed “Dinah”, “Jazz Me Blues”
and “Weary/Farewell Blues” on A Prairie Home Companion on 24th October 1998.
July 2004, the Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society offered up “Concertino”
by Leos Janacek, “Five Pieces” by Ervin Schulhoff,
“Quintet” by Zdenek Fibich, and “Romance” and “Serenade”
by Antonin Dvorak at the Opera House in Stoughton.
at the Mineral Point Opera House on 29th July 2005, when their
program comprised “Chants de Linos”
by Andre Jolivet, “The Masque of the Red
Death” by Andre Caplet, “Quintet, Op.
115” by Gabriel Faure and “Sonata” by Claude Debussy.
2007, members of the SPCO attended St. Paul’s
United Church of Christ, where they interpreted Johann Sebastian Bach’s
violist David Auerbach, cellist David Huckaby and violinist Michal Sobiesky
performed the “Divertimento in D major” of Mozart at the
inauguration of incumbent mayor Chris Coleman at the Union Depot on 4th
March 2011, the Hot Dish Trio, which was rounded out by pianist Susan Billmeyer and clarinetist Karrin
Meffert-Nelson, entertained at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison School of Music.
The hot dishes served up:
Victor Babin’s “Hillandale Waltzes”; Bela
Bartok’s “Contrasts”; Johannes Brahms’ “Sonata
in D minor, Op. 108”; and, Darius Milhaud’s “Suite, Op.
flautist Jean Larson Garver, oboist Erin Hannigan and trumpeter Steven Weger
interpreted Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F, BWV 1047”
at St. Columba Catholic Church on 19th July 2012.
which she appears include: Album by Angel Grant; Bela Bartok: Sonatas for Violin and
Piano/Andante/First Rhapsody with Heather MacLaughlin;
Glitter by Mariah Carey; Lake Wobegon
U.S.A. by Garrison Keillor; The Morning After by Deborah Cox; Open My Heart by Yolanda Adams; Recital for Violin & Guitar with
Joseph Hagedorn; and, The Velvet Rope by Janet Jackson.
In the field
of music education, she has served as a teacher and an adjudicator at the
SPCO Chamber Music Competition.