A Center for Singing

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RESUME

Teaching Experience

1990 - 1992       FACULTY - Waldorf School of the Monterey Peninsula, Monterey, CA 

                                               (Grades 2 – 5)

1993 - 1998       FACULTY - Sacramento Waldorf School, Fair Oaks, CA (Grades 2 – 12)

1994 – 2004     FACULTY – Summer Teacher Education Program,

                                                 Rudolf Steiner College, Fair Oaks, CA

1999 – Present   FACULTY – Public School Institute, Rudolf Steiner College, Fair Oaks, CA

2000 – 2002   Part-Time Lecturer – California State University Sacramento

2001 – 2007    Music Coordinator – Rudolf Steiner College, Fair Oaks, CA

2002 – 2010    Guest Lecturer – Keisen University, Tokyo, Japan

Performance Experience

Operatic Roles

  • First Witch in DIDO & AENEAS by Purcell
  • Laurie in THE TENDER LAND by Copland
  • The Mother in AMAHL & THE NIGHT VISITORS by Menotti
  • Queen of the Night  in THE MAGIC FLUTE by Mozart
  • Frasquita in CARMEN by Bizet
Music Theater Roles
  • Miss Ritter in SHE LOVES ME by Bock & Harnick
  • Liebeslieder Singer in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC by Stephen Sondheim
  • JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS
  • Abigail Adams in 1776 by Sherman Edwards

Featured Soloist

  • Westlake Handel Festival, Oakland, 1982
  • Oakland Opera, Britten’s CEREMONY OF CAROLS, 1983
  • Contra Costa Performing Arts Society, Walnut Creek, 1985
  • Western Stage New Visions Festival, Salinas, 1990
  • RUDOLF STEINER’S SOUL CALENDAR by Jay Sydeman, 1992
  • Sing-Along MESSIAH by Handel, 1993

Choral Experience

  • Bertie Backus Junior High School Chorus
  • School of the Holy Child Choir (High School)
  • Boston University Chorus
  • Newburyport Choral Society
  • Holy Names College Choir; Ed Bolkovac, Director
  • Oakland Symphony Chorus; Joseph Liebling, Director
  • Oakland Opera Chorus; Robert Pettit, Director
  • American River College Chamber Singers; Dr. Ralph Hughes, Director

Choral Direction

  • Waldorf Children’s Choir (17 members /1992)
  • Orpheus Community Choir (1994 – 1999/ Ranged from 9 to 25 members)
  • Christmas Caroling Choir (1999 and 2000/ Ranged from 15 to 18 members)
  • Sacramento Waldorf School Concert Choir (1993 – 1998/ Ranged from 45 to 55 members)
  • Rudolf Steiner College Concert Choir (2001 – 2007/ Ranged from 30 to 40 members)
  • Rudolf Steiner College Ensemble (2002 – 2006/Ranged from 12 to 15 members)
  • Chalice Ensemble (2007 – Present/ Ranges from 5 to 15 members)
  • Singers With HART (2014 - Present/Ranges from 30 to 50 members)

Cantor Experience

  • St Agnes Catholic Church, Concord, CA
  • St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, West Oakland, CA

Music Direction

  • The Shepherd’s play  (Oberufer Cycle), 1988, 2001
  • 1776 by Sherman Edwards, 1993, 1994, 1996
  • Sing-Along Messiah by Handel, 1993, 1996
  • Oklahoma by Rodgers & Hammerstein, 1995
  • Amahl and the Night Visitors by Menotti, 1988, 1996, 1997
  • The Good Doctor by Neil Simon, 1998
  • The Magic Flute by Mozart, 2003
  • Twelfth Night by Shakespeare, 2003 (arranging and composing)
  • The Tempest by Shakespeare, 2005 (arranging and composing)

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Boston University, 1975
  • Bachelor of Music (emphasis in Vocal Performance), Holy Names College, Oakland, 1983
  • TaKeTiNa Rhythm Training - Basic and Advanced Level (2001 - 2008)

Additional Training

  • Performance in Masters’ Classes with Simon Estes, Daniel Helfgot, and Diane Gilfether
  • Seminars with Jo Estill (the Vocal Mechanism) and Monroe Kanouse (Lyric Diction)