Organist, First Congregational United Church of Christ in Albuquerque. Director of Music and organist at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Richmond, VA, for five years; host for prestigious Alexander Paley Music Festival, as well as narrator for some of their repertoire. Active member of the local chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Previously Director of Music for three years at Boulevard United Methodist Church, in Richmond, VA.
While organist at Overbrook Presbyterian Church in Richmond, played a solo organ recital featuring works by Jehan Alain, Hindemith and William Bolcom to commemorate the installation of the Holtkamp organ.
Previous solo organ recitals at Old West Church in Boston, Grace Episcopal Church in Salem, Massachusetts, and, in Vermont, at Middlebury Congregational Church and Trinity Episcopal Church in Rutland.
Former organist positions at Hingham Congregational Church, Grace Lutheran Church in Needham, Massachusetts, and University Lutheran Church in Harvard Square. Nine years as organist at the Middlebury Congregational Church and three years as music director at the Vergennes Methodist Church in Vermont.
Organ teachers were Richard Boehm on Long Island, David Boe at Oberlin Conservatory and Peter Sykes in Boston. Extensive experience playing tracker organs.
Accompanist for Santa Fe Public Schools. In Richmond, VA, 2002-2016, chamber music concerts at the invitation of several series, including Bon Air Presbyterian Church, Richmond Public Library, Westminster Canterbury and St. Michael’s Episcopal Church. Over 125 performances in senior homes.
In six years in Boston performed in over 75 concerts, including a solo piano recital at Longy School of Music and many vocal recitals. Concerts of opera, lieder, contemporary American music and chamber music at the Longy School of Music, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, MIT, the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, Harvard University and Emerson College. Appearances at several professional series at the Longy School of Music, including the Modern American Music series and the Schubert Bicentennial series.
Accompanied masterclass series given by Phyllis Curtin and Lucy Shelton. Pianist for the New England Opera Theatre. During 15 years in Vermont, performances with outstanding musicians including cellist Dieuwke Davydov and saxophonist Steven Stusek; 15 years of concert appearances at Middlebury College, the University of Vermont, many churches and Dartmouth College.
Concert series with my own piano trio, Trio Monte Verde, and with the Middlebury College choir, Festival Choir and community choirs in Middlebury, and with Burlington’s Musica Propria.
Taught piano privately and at Middlebury College. Lecture recitals of Samuel Barber songs and Leonard Bernstein’s Songfest. Actively premiering works by Swiss virtuoso pianist Ernst Levy, both solo and chamber music.
Piano teachers have included Jack Radunsky, Theodore Lettvin, Morton Estrin, Philip Evans, and Wayman Chin.
Vocal Coach and Director
In Richmond, Virginia, taught individual voice lessons. In New England, private vocal coach. Solo teacher of adult education class called “So, You Wanna be an Opera Singer??!!” which presented opera scenes.
Music director for The New England Opera Theatre for which she hired musicians, coached them and travelled around Massachusetts. Coach for New England Conservatory’s Continuing Education Opera Workshop for several semesters, and Richard Crittenden’s Opera Workshop. Guest coach for the Longy Opera Workshop.
In Boston, produced, directed and accompanied performances of Robert Kapilow’s Green Eggs & Ham, PDQ Bach’s The Stoned Guest, and Ernst Levy’s opera buffa The Martini Stand. In Vermont, director and designer of Middlebury Community Players’ travelling productions of the immensely popular Greater Tuna (Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard) and Goodbye Howard (Romulus Linney).
In Richmond, VA, board member and executive director of the annual three-day Alexander Paley Music Festival in September each year, and a Winter Weekend with Alexander Paley, piano virtuoso, playing concerts for both adults and children in January. For more information, see the Paley Festival website: paleymusicfestival.org.
Working knowledge of these languages: Japanese, German, Spanish.