Master of Music - Vocal Performance: Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University
BA - Italian Studies: University of Minnesota
I am so inspired by the mission and energy of the Dougherty Family College! It is an honor to contribute to the education of our community’s future leaders! / Making and enjoying music is everyone’s birthright. Claiming that birthright often means disrupting false narratives about talent and giftedness. Through the arts we explore lessons in thinking creatively, embracing vulnerability, being in the moment, honoring our perspective, expressing our truth, and feeling the fear - and then doing it anyway. These lessons are of benefit to any college student developing into adulthood, but are of special value to those of us that society seeks to silence and exclude. / In my career as a performing artist and arts educator, I have worn many hats: vocalist, private instructor, storyteller, dancer, coach, director, writer, and composer. My performance credits include operatic productions with Washington National Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Minnesota Opera, and the Lakes Area Music Festival, and recitals and concerts with the Orlando Philharmonic, MacPhail Spotlight Series, Thursday Musical, and An die Musik “Live! Concert Series.” / In addition to teaching music at DFC, I also teach voice lessons in UST’s Department of Music.