in using our voices to cultivate a world of loving harmony and kindness.
Find a comfy chair. My musical journey is a tale as old as time.
Here's how it all started...
Once upon a time...
Born out of darkness and into the light, my childhood resembled Three Men and a Little Lady . After toddler-me attended the ballet, legend has it that I was not only well-behaved, but also mesmerized in my orchestra seat and came home begging for piano lessons.
Steel City Debutante
Recorder, tin whistle, violin, clarinet and choir filled my one-woman symphony. Many summers of music programs later, I attended the famous Interlochen Arts Camp as a violin major. While there, I learned to sing "Caro mio ben" while a girl in my cabin played Cinderella in "Into the Woods." I came home begging for voice lessons.
Windy City Scholar
Sitting in my sorority house at Northwestern University, I impulsively threw away a major paper the night before it was due. My new topic? A feminist piece about my plan to be a princess. My journalism skills joined forces with my royal vision. I came home with an A+ and a newfound mission to be an actress.
Grad Student By the Bay
Two degrees, vocal honors and a music theatre certificate later, I followed my dreams of sunshine and stagecraft to San Francisco Conservatory of Music. There I learned to mine the riches of the past and historical performance budded into a newfound passion. As my repertoire expanded from Baroque to Broadway and I championed the “in-between” area bridging classical and popular music, I graduated with departmental honors in early music, opera, voice and music theatre, as well as the Dean's Award for Service.
Turning Pro in the Big Apple
Five years ago I arrived in the city that never sleeps, ready to sing my little heart out to all who would listen. I've performed in intimate living rooms and on major stages, including Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. I've performed masterworks with symphonies and honed my recital and cabaret chops. I've counted my blessings in church choir lofts and shared hard-lessons-learned with my students. Day in and day out, I continue to re-choose the art I love so much. I’ve learned what I can offer and what I have to say. Through my life and craft - with a spoonful of music and lyrics - I aim to make my little corner of the universe a tiny bit more inspired.