She is a clarinettist who studied at the Peabody Conservatory of Music and the University of Michigan.
She travelled to China in 1988 to give a solo recital and masterclass at the Beijing Conservatory. She then went to Europe where she performed in Moscow and St. Petersburg with the Youth Honor Musicians. She returned to China in 1994 to perform with the Beijing Quartet in a performance of a Clarinet Quintet by Weber. She took part in competition in 1996 and became the winner of the first prize at the Louis D. McMahon International Music Competition.
In 1997 she premiered John Carbon’s “Rhapsody for Clarinet & Orchestra” with the New York Chamber Symphony in her New York debut and received a rave review from the New York Times. She went on to appear with Camerata New York in Tanglewood and the Alaria Chamber Ensemble at Carnegie (Weill) Hall.
In 2000 she joined the Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, who she is now Principal Clarinet with, and when 2001 came along she was called on to perform with the Philadelphia Trio in the premiere of Ring Out Wild Bells by Thea Musgrave. She has also performed with the Berkshire Opera Festival since around 2000 and since around 1995 years with the Opera Company of Philadelphia. In 2007 she worked with the International Music Festival on the Silk Road Tour. She is also the Principal Clarinet of the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra.
Involved in making people aware of the efforts in international peacekeeping by the Mennonite Central Committee, she raises money by giving annual performances with the chamber group Beyond Ourselves.
Appearing on several recordings she has performed on Music of John Carbon, Hanson: Nymphs and Satyr Ballet Suite and Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 10.
In the field of musical education she has been a Visiting Professor at Lanzhou Multicultural University in China and is Artist-in-Residence at Pennsylvania’s Franklin & Marshall College.
Here she is with Trio Clavino performing “Variations” by Peter Schickele..