Conductor, music director and vocalist who attended SUNY-Buffalo where she attained Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Fine Arts.
She also 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.
Artists and groups with whom she has worked include The Delaware Singers, ChristophEschenbach, 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, Pennsylvania.
She is the Music Director here for a performance of “Lord Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace” by the Havertown Masterworks Chorale…