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Singing and the teaching of singing has been the focus of my entire career. I am continuing to expand the scope of my knowledge of voice and the educational strategies for developing and nurturing students. It is my goal to help my students to develop their God-given talents, thereby enriching their lives and the lives of those they touch with their voices and songs.


            D.M.A., Pedagogy (Vocal) - Shenandoah Conservatory of Music Shenandoah University, Winchester, Virginia (in progress)

            Contemporary Commercial Music, Music Theatre Pedagogy Institute; Levels One, Two and Three Certification - Shenandoah Conservatory of Music Shenandoah University, Winchester, Virginia

            M.M., Vocal Performance - University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland                       

            B.A., Music Education - Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Virginia

            Private Voice Study / Coaching / Master Classes

                        Teachers:  Janette Ogg, Phyllis Bryn-Julson, Louise McClelland Urban, Robert Ellinwood

                        Coached with:  George Shirley, Margaret Harshaw, Neil Semer,  Robert Edwin,Thomas Grubb, Janette LoVetri, Robert Wells, Scott McCoy

                        Master Classes: Richard Miller, Joan Dornamenn, Thomas Houser, James McDonald



         Liberty University - 2002 to present

                        Assistant Professor of Voice, Department of Worship and Music

                        Founder of Voice Program, Vocal coordinator (administrate and oversee voice faculty and students, voice curriculum), Applied Voice                                     (Musical Theatre and Worship and Music Majors)

                        Class Voice (teaching and curriculum development)

                        1995-1999 - Assistant Professor of Voice, Department of Performing Arts

                        Applied Voice, Vocal pedagogy, Opera Workshop

                        1985 – 1995; 1999-2002, Adjunct Instructor

                        Applied Voice, Class Voice, Vocal Pedagogy and Opera Workshop

            Longwood University, Farmville, Virginia - Adjunct Instructor, 1985 – 1987, Applied Voice

            Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Virginia - Adjunct Instructor,  1985 – 1990, Applied Voice

            Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia - Adjunct Instructor, 1986 – 1987, Applied Voice



            Security Officer            The Proposal                                    Milton Granger                 Opera Roanoke

            Ninfa                             L'Orfeo                                             Monteverdi                       Opera Roanoke

            Betsy                             Keepers of The Night                       Polifrone                           Va. Tech Arts Festival 

            Dido                              Dido and Aeneas                              Purcell                               Opera Roanoke

            Gretel                            Hansel and Gretel                             Humperdink                      Lynchburg Fine Arts Center

            Woman                         The Medium                                     Menotti                              Lynchburg Fine Arts Center

            Zerlina                          Don Giovanni                                   Mozart                                Maryland Opera Theatre

            Serpetta                         La Finta Giardiniera                         Mozart                               Ash Lawn Summer Festival

            Susanna                         Do You Know What Tune               Bent Lorenzen                   Maryland Opera Theatre

            Susanna                         Do You Know What Tune               Bent Lorenzen                    NOA, Boston Conservatory

            Soprano                        The Minute Soap Opera                                                               NOA, Boston Conservatory

            Serpetta                         La Finta Giardinera                           Mozart                               Ash Lawn Opera Festival

            Griletta                         The Apothecary                                  Haydn                               Ash Lawn Opera Festival

            Soprano                        An Evening with the Monroes           Thomas Holliday              Ash Lawn Opera Festival

            Soprano                        The Four Note Opera                         Thomas Johnson               Ash Lawn Opera Festival

            Frasquita                       Carmen                                              Bizet                                  Southwest Virginia Opera


Musical Theatre:           

            Melissa Frake                 State Fair                                          Rogers                               Lynchburg Fine Arts Center

            Nellie                              South Pacific                                    Rogers                               Lynchburg Fine Arts Center

            Belle Waide                    This Bright Day                               M. Granger                        Mill Mountain Theatre

            Mother                            Smoky Mountain Christmas            Linda Nell Cooper            Thomas Road Church

            Bridgette                         Five and Dime                                 Linda Nell Cooper            Thomas Road Church


Oratorio Soloist:

            Soprano II                        Magnificat                                       Bach                                  St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lynchburg, VA

            Soprano II / Alto              Magnificat                                       Bach                                 The Roanoke Symphony and Chorus

            Soprano II                        Missa Brevis in F                            Haydn                                Roanoke Symphony and Chorus

            Alto                                  Petite Messe Solennelle                  Rossini                              Blacksburg Master Chorale

            Alto                                  Gloria                                              Vivaldi                              Rockbridge Choral Society

            Alto                                  Mass In B Minor                             Bach                                 Washington and Lee University / Rockbridge Choral Society

            Alto                                  King David                                      Honneger                          Jefferson Choral Society, Lynchburg, VA.

            Alto                                  Christmas Oratorio                          Bach                                  Blacksburg Master Chorale

            Alto                                  Requiem                                         Mozart                                Blacksburg Master Chorale and Va. Tech. University

            Alto                                  Requiem                                         Mozart                                Rockbridge Chorus

            Soprano                           Messiah                                           Handel                                Bedford Choral Society,  Bedford, VA

            Alto                                  Stabat Mater                                   Vivaldi                                First Presbyterian Church, Lynchburg, VA

            Alto                                  Christmas Oratorio                         Bach                                    First Presbyterian Church, Lynchburg, Va

            Alto                                  Messiah                                          Handel                                 Jefferson Choral Society, Lynchburg, VA.

            Alto                                  Requiem                                        Mozart                                  Fairfax Choral Society /Fairfax Symphony

            Alto                                  Regina Coeli                                 Mozart                                  Fairfax Choral Society / Fairfax Symphony

            Soprano                           Requiem                                         Faure                                   Randolph Macon College, Lynchburg, Va

            Soprano                           Gloria                                             Vivaldi                                 Beulah Baptist Church, Lynchburg, Va

            Alto                                 Lord Nelson Mass                                                                       Lynchburg College

            Soprano                          Messiah                                            Handel                                 Longwood University

            Soprano                          Vesperae solemnes de Confessore   Mozart                                 Lynchburg College



Concert Soloist:

            Worship and Music Department Collaborative Faculty Recital, Liberty University

            Assisted in DMA recital program of  Dr. Carol Hill, Shenandoah University

            Soloist, Gilbert and Sullivan Recital - Sweet Briar College

            Alto soloist, Gilbert and Sullivan Concert- Liberty University

            Baroque Music Concert - St. John's Episcopal Church, Lynchburg, VA

            Community Concert Musical Theatre Gala - Sweet Briar College

            Alto, Liebeslieder Waltzes, Steinway Gala  - Roanoke College

            Community Concert, Songs of Love - Sweet Briar College

            Opera Gala - Virginia Tech Concert Series

            Brahms in Song - Rockbridge Chorale Society

            Music by Three Masters - Rockbridge Chorale Society

            Sundays in the Atrium Series, Divas with Dessert - Opera Roanoke and The Jefferson Center

            Voices of the Romantics - Virginia Tech Department of Music

            Young Artist with  Fairfax Symphony / Fairfax Choral Society, Fairfax, Virginia

            Guest soloist, Lynchburg Symphony

            Faculty Recital, Liberty University

            Faculty Recital, Longwood University

            Evening of Opera - University of Maryland

            Assisted in recital of Michael Forest, Tenor - Ash Lawn Opera Festival

            Guest soloist, Fine Arts Center Orchestra, Lynchburg, Virginia



            Featured soloist on The Old Time Gospel Hour, Thomas Road Baptist Church

            Soloist for multiple Liberty University Convocations and Graduations

            Soloist, Star Spangled Banner, Billy Graham Speaker - Liberty University Graduation

            Various roles in The Living Christmas Tree, Thomas Road Baptist Church

            Featured regular soloist for Court Street United Methodist Church , Lynchburg

            Frequent church and community soloist 



            Winner of the Fairfax Choral Society Young Vocal Artist Competition

            1st  place in Junior and Senior categories for Virginia.

            1st  place in Senior category for Mid-Atlantic.

            1st place in graduate women category for Maryland/DC

            CCWC Scholarship, University of Maryland



            Competitions: College students have won First and Second Place and Honorable Mention in Regional and State NATS Competitions

            Performing: Former students actively performing or have performed on Broadway, professional theatre, opera and solo artist ministries

            Teaching: Universities and colleges




  1. Adjudication:

                        Virginia State NATS

                        Mid-Atlantic Regional NATS

                        Virginia District Choral Auditions

  1. Professional Organizations:

                        Member of The National Association of Teacher of Singing since 1985

                        Membership Secretary for the Virginia NATS, 1998 - 1999

            C. Lectures / Workshops:

                        Peakland United Methodist Church Vocal Technique Seminar



            Systematic Vocal Technique Workshop - Richard Miller, Belmont University

            Explorations in Singing - Tom Houser, Marywood University

            Master Singers, Westminister Choir College



            Liberty University Faculty Senate

            Liberty University Faculty Advisor

            Liberty University Curriculum Assessment Committee


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