ACADEMIC ENDEAVORS

 

EDUCATION & TRAINING

  • Doctorate of Music, Voice Performance –McGill University (Montreal), 2007  
  • Master of Music, Vocal Arts – University of Southern California (Los Angeles), 2001
  • Bachelor of Music, Voice Performance – Westminster Choir College (Princeton, NJ), 1998
  • Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme for Contemporary Music Performance (United Kingdom), 2005
  • International Vocal Institute (Hvar, Croatia), 2003
  • Songfest Seminar (Irvine, CA), 2001
  • Opera Works (Princeton, NJ), 1998
  • Lumes Università, Intensive Italian (Spoleto, Italy), Summer 1997  

 

VOCAL INSTRUCTORS / COACHES

Lucy Shelton, Norma Newton, Rosemary Hardy, Joanne Kolomyjec, Cynthia Munzer, Michael McMahon, Martin Katz, Dalton Baldwin, Alan Smith, David Wilkinson, Ruth Golden

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS  

  • The Pingry School – Voice Instructor : Martinsville, NJ (2008-10)
  • Bergen Community College – Adjunct Instructor : Paramus, NJ (2007-08)
  • McGill Conservatory of Music – Voice Instructor : Montreal, CA (2005-07)
  • McGill University – Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Theory : Montreal, CA (2003-06)
  • University of Southern California – Teaching Assistant, Voice : Los Angeles, CA (2002-03)
  • Brooklyn/Queens Conservatory of Music – Voice Instructor & Director of Musical Theater Workshop : New York (1999) 

 

WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS

  • Electronics and the Voice – Workshop discussing the history and present trends and techniques of electronic compositions utilizing voice. Workshop preceded by concert of live electronic vocal works. University of Music and Performing Arts : Vienna, Austria (April 2011)  
  • Electronics and the Voice – (see above). California Institute of the Arts : Valencia, CA (April  2009)
  • 20th and 21st Century Vocal Music: Pierrot to the Present – Workshop/masterclass detailing the history of contemporary vocal music, including important literature, composers and performers. Chapman University, CA (April 2009)
  • The Art of Public Speaking – Lecture discussing elements of diction, articulation, projection and other effective communication skills. Today’s World Learning Center, Basking Ridge, NJ (January 2008)
  •  20th and 21st Century Vocal Music: Pierrot to the Present – Workshop detailing the history of contemporary vocal music, including important literature, composers and performers; demonstrated and discussed extended vocal techniques. University of Redlands, CA (September 2007)
  • Live and Interactive Electronic Vocal Music: Trends and Techniques for the Art of Performance – Doctoral lecture recital discussing the history and present trends and techniques of electronic compositions utilizing voice. Lecture preceded by performance of live and interactive electronic vocal works. McGill University, Montreal (November 2006)