Curriculum Vitae


2008D.M.A., University of Maryland
Major: Vocal Performance (Linda Mabbs)
1998Specialist Degree, University of Michigan
Major: Voice Performance (Lorna Haywood)
1995M.M., Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Major: Opera Theater (Daune Mahy)
1994B.M., Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Major: Vocal Performance (Daune Mahy)
Minor: Musicology
1994Certificate in Italian Language, Centro Studi Italiani
Urbania, Italy
1983-1984Certificate in Music Theory, Trinity College of Music
London, England

Post Graduate Studies, Young Artist Programs, Summer Institutes

1996-2002Ezio Pinza Council for American Singers of Opera (E.P.C.A.S.O.)
Oderzo, Italy (also 2004 & 2006)
2001Opera Orchestra of New York
New York, New York
1998International School for the Performing Arts
Bucks County, PA
1995Ohio Light Opera
Wooster, OH
1994Oberlin in Italy (Oberlin Conservatory of Music)
Urbania, Italy

University Teaching Experience

2009 -Peabody Institute of Music at Johns Hopkins University- Adjunct Faculty
Singing in Italian
Italian Song
Studio voice (Minors)
2013University of Maryland-Adjunct Faculty
Graduate Lyric Italian Diction
Graduate Lyric English Diction
2009 -University of Maryland- Adjunct Faculty
Solo Vocal Literature
Vocal Pedagogy
Italian Diction
French Diction
English Diction
2006 - 2008University of Maryland
Italian Diction
English Diction
Studio Voice
Class Voice
2007 -2010Montgomery College, Rockville, MD-Adjunct Faculty
Class Voice
Studio Voice

Additional Teaching Experience

2013Operafest (Opera Theater of Pittsburgh)
Voice faculty
2013, 2014Young Artists of America
Italian Diction
2001 -Private Studio Voice
Pittsburgh, PA & Ellicott City, MD
1995-1996Studio Voice
Community College of Washtenaw County, Ann Arbor, MI
1992-1995Assistant to Professor of English, French and German Diction
Oberlin Conservatory of Music

Other Academic Experience

2006 -Teaching Assistantship and TA Coordinator, Voice and Opera Division
University of Maryland
2005-2006Italian Language Tutor
University of Maryland
2004-2005Italian Language Tutor
Community College of Allegheny College, Pittsburgh, PA
1994 - 1995Student Director for Opera Scenes
Oberlin Conservatory of Music
1991 - 1992Aural Skills Tutor
Oberlin Conservatory of Music

Administrative Experience

2011 -Secretary and Treasurer for Pi Kappa Lambda
University of Maryland
1998Administrative Assistant for Inter-Group Relations
University of Michigan
1991Internship in Marketing and Public Relations
Pittsburgh Opera

Professional Roles

2012, 2002MozartFirst LadyThe Magic FluteOpera Theater of Pittsburgh
2010GluckEuridiceOrpheus and EuridiceOpera Theater of Pittsburgh
2009PucciniNellaGianni SchicchiOpera Theater of Pittsburgh
2009SalieriToninaPrima la musicaOpera Theater of Pittsburgh
2007 - 08StraussAdeleDie FledermausOpera Theater of Pittsburgh
2007 - 08MozartMiss SilverpealThe ImpresarioOpera Theater of Pittsburgh
2005 - 07WagnerWogelindeThe Ring SagaLong Beach Opera
HelmwigeOpera Theater of Pittsburgh
Forest Bird
2004BolcomCatherineA View from the BridgeOpera Theater of Pittsburgh
2003HoibyNellieSummer and SmokeOpera Theater of Pittsburgh
2003LeharValencienneThe Merry WidowPalm Beach Opera
2001DonizettiInesLa FavoritaOpera Orchestra of New York
2000VerdiOscarUn Ballo in MascheraPalm Beach Opera

Additional Roles

1998BrittenFloraThe Turn of the ScrewUniversity of Michigan
1997RavelFire/Princ./NightingaleL'Enfant et les SortilègesUniversity of Michigan
1997PasatieriCélieSignor DelusoUniversity of Michigan
1995MenottiLucyThe TelephoneOberlin Conservatory of Music
1994BrittenMiss WordsworthAlbert HerringOberlin Conservatory of Music
1994PucciniLa CiescaGianni SchicchiOberlin Conservatory of Music
1993MenottiMonicaThe MediumOberlin Conservatory of Music

Selected Concert Performances

2013MahlerDas himmlische LebenInscape, MD
2013McCulloughSong of the ShulamiteHandel Choir of Baltimore
2012PoulencGloriaOwensboro Symphony Orchestra, KY
2012ArgentoThe Art of ArgentoUniversity of Maryland
2011ZemlinskyMaiblumen blüten überallInscape, MD
2010SchumannDas Paradies und die PeriUniversity of Maryland
2010RoremEvidence of Things Not SeenUniversity of Maryland
2010, 2006HandelMessiahJohnstown Symphony Orchestra
2010VariousJ.S.O. Opera FestivalJohnstown Symphony Orchestra
2009OrffCarmina BuranaJohnstown Symphony Orchestra
2009DonizettiAn Evening of Arias, Songs & Duets with Michele PertusPittsburgh Opera
2008Strauss/MilhaudAn Evening with Diba AlviJohnson City Symphony Orchestra, TN
2007VariousSamuel Ramey and FriendsPittsburgh Opera
2005VariousNew Music in PittsburghUniversity of Pittsburgh
2004VivaldiGloria3 Rivers Concert Society

Educational Outreach

2004-05BarabPaulineThe ToyshopOpera Theater of Pittsburgh
2002-04HumperdinckGretelHansel and GretelOpera Theater of Pittsburgh


2008Distinguished Teaching AssistantUniversity of Maryland
2006-08Robert McCoy Teaching AssistantshipUniversity of Maryland
2005Individual Artist AwardPittsburgh Concert Society
1996Individual Artist AwardTuesday Musical Club of Pittsburgh
1996Scholarship RecipientE.P.C.A.S.O
1990-95Deans Talent AwardOberlin Conservatory of Music

Academic and Professional Memberships

2014 -Sigma Alpha IotaUniversity of Maryland
2008 -Phi Kappa PhiUniversity of Maryland
2007 -National Association of Teachers of Singing
1994 -Pi Kappa LambdaOberlin Conservatory of Music