TEACHING RESUME

TEACHING POSITIONS

Director of Vocal Studies, The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center 2015-Present
Instructor of Voice, The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center 2013-2015
Voice Faculty, Curtis Institute of Music 2015-Present
Adjunct Professor of Voice, Depaul University 2015-2017
Private Voice Studio 1987-Present
Associate Professor of Voice (tenured in 2011) University of Wisconsin-Madison , 2003–2013
Courses taught: Lyric Diction, Studio Voice, Voice Class
Iowa State University
Instructor of Voice, 1984–1985
Northern Arizona University
Interim Director of Opera Department, 1984
Stage Director: Oklahoma and The Old Maid and the Thief
Indiana University
Associate Instructor of Voice, 1981–1983
Studio Voice, 1981-1983

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL HONORS & SERVICE ACTIVITIES

Selected as Master Teacher for NATS Intern Program, 2012
Adjudicator, Singer of the Year Competition, University of North Texas, 2012
Des Moines Metro Opera Young Artist Program Masterclass, 2010
UW-Madison School of Music Advisory Committee, 2009–2010
Board of Directors, Opera for the Young (Madison, WI) 2008–2013
UW-Madison School of Music Voice Area Chair, 2008–2010
Madison Opera High School Apprentice Program, 2008–2010
UW-Madison Faculty Senator, 2006–2013
Who’s Who in Arts Higher Education, 2005-2013
National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) adjudicator, Annual State Auditions, 2004–present
Cover, Orpheus Magazine, February 1994
Featured Artist, Young Talent Television Program, Germany ZDF, 1991
Who’s Who in America, included since 1987
Who’s Who in Arts and Entertainment, included since 1987
Bavarian State Opera, Most Valuable Ensemble Member, 1987
National Association of Teachers of Singing Member, 1985
Winner, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, 1985
Public liaison for Metropolitan Opera HD Broadcasts in Madison
College Music Association Member
Featured in Magazines: Anew, Brava, Madison Magazine
Mae M. Whitaker International Vocal Competition, Winner
Full Scholarships: Indiana University, Eastman School of Music

YOUNG ARTIST PROGRAMS

Master Teacher: Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program, 2014-Present
Master Teacher: La Musica Lirica, Young Artist Program, Novafeltria Italy 2004– 2009, 2013
Chicago Summer Opera Program 2013-2015
Master Teacher: National Association of Teachers of Singing/ Intern Program, 2012
       Intensive 10 day program in which 4 Master Teachers mentor young voice teachers
Master Teacher: Up North Vocal Institute, Young Artist Program, Northern Michigan
Master Teacher: Tyrolean Opera Program (TOP), Austria 2005–2007
Duties: studio voice (35 students total), master classes, stage direction

MASTER CLASSES

Curtis Institute of Music 2015
NATS/NOA Conference Featured Presenter 2016
Central Region NATS Presenter 2015
University of North Texas:  Texoma NATS Master Teachers Series/Featured Master Teacher 2012
University of Chicago 2012
Des Moines Metro Opera Apprentice Program 2011
Madison Opera High School Apprentice Program 2009-present
Chicago Northshore School for the Arts 2005-present
Novafeltria, Italy 2004-9, 2013
Maurach, Austria 2005-2007
Vienna Austria 1995-1997

GRANTS

2010:  (for new collaborative piece, Across a Distance)
Anonymous Fund
Madison Arts Institute
McBurney Disability Resource Center
Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and Climate
Madison Arts Commission
Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission
Evjue Foundation Wisconsin Arts Board
2009–2010:  UW-Madison Graduate School Fall Competition/WI Alumni Research Foundation grant:
(2 months support and $12,000 for project): new music theatre piece for soprano and deaf actor, Across a Distance
2007–2008: UW-Madison Graduate School Fall Competition/WI Alumni Research Foundation grant
(2 months support and $10,000 for project):  New music theatre piece for soprano and deaf actor, Across a Distance
2007: Evjue Foundation grant for a CD recording of songs of Lee Hoiby
2006: Evjue Foundation grant for a recording of songs to texts of Emily Dickinson

EDUCATION

Voice study and coaching: Wolftrap Center Young Artist Program 1986
Voice study and coaching: Merola Young Artist Program 1985
Master of Music, Voice Performance: Indiana University (Fellowship) 1983
Voice, opera and acting study: Eastman School of Music (Fellowship) 1981
Bachelor of Music, Voice Performance (cum laude): Indiana University 1980

VOICE TEACHERS

Margaret Harshaw, Indiana University 1981–1987
Marcia Baldwin, Indiana University/Eastman School of Music 1979–1981
Martha Lipton, Indiana University 1976–1979

COACHES

James Levine, Metropolitan Opera 1998, 2001
Giuseppi Sinopoli, Dresdener Staatskappelle 1991
Wolfgang Sawallisch, Bavarian State Opera 1987–1991
John Eliot Gardiner, Opera de Lyon 1986
Evelyn Lear, Metropolitan Opera 1985–1986
Regine Crespin, Merola Young Artist Program 1985
Elenor Steber, St. Louis (Mae Whitaker Vocal Competition) 1985
Birgit Nilsson, St. Louis (Mae Whitaker Vocal Competition) 1985
Gerard Souzay, St. Louis (Mae Whitaker Vocal Competition) 1985
Joan Dornemann, Metropolitan Opera 1985
John Wustman, Indiana University 1981–1984
Eileen Farrell, Indiana University 1976–1983
Elizabeth Schwartzkopf, Indiana University 1976

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