Mezzo-soprano

Experience

Bethel University 2010-present
Adjunct Faculty

  • Instruct Studio Voice to voice majors, voice minors, and theatre majors
  • Instruct Class Piano III & IV, preparing students for piano proficiency exam
  • Accompanist, University Singers 2010-2011
  • Coach, accompanist, and vocal literature survey lecturer for weekly studio master class
  • Instruct Vocal Pedagogy
  • Instruct Class Voice

Union University 2011-present

Adjunct Faculty

  • Instruct Studio Voice

The Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center 2010-2011
Music Director & Conductor
Huntingdon, TN

  • Collaborated with director during casting and auditioning process
  • Developed musical rehearsal schedule
  • Directed and accompanied all musical rehearsals
  • Conducted and Accompanied final production
  • Show conducted: The Sound of Music by Rodgers and Hammerstein

The Music Academy of North Carolina 2010
Voice Instructor

  • Instructed Studio Voice to students of varying ages and abilities
  • Instructed Studio Piano to students of varying ages and abilities
  • Instructed Early Childhood Development classes using Musikgarten curriculum

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte 2009-2010
Performer in Residence

  • Instructed Studio Voice for undergraduate music majors, minors and theatre majors
  • Prepared students for recitals and NATS competitions
  • Instructed Class Voice
  • Coached weekly studio master class
  • Students have won and placed in NC and Mid-Atlantic Region NATS competition

Guilford College 2006, 2008-2009
Lecturer/Instructor

  • Instructed Studio Voice for undergraduate music majors, minors and theatre majors
  • Instructed Class Voice

North Carolina State University 2008-2009
Lecturer/Instructor

  • Instructed Studio Voice
  • Co-creator and coach of studio repertory class

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Instructor 2008-2009
UNCG Student Academic Services

  • Instructed University Studies 101, a course designed to help students successfully transition to the UNCG setting emphasizing self-development, academic success skills, personal responsibility and campus orientation
  • Instructed SAS 100, an eight week, early intervention course designed to assist academic probationary students achieve greater success not only at UNCG, but in life, as well. Through utilization of strategies which strengthen skills required for greater academic, professional, and personal accomplishments, the course empowers the students to become proactive, responsible self-advocates for his or her academic careers and personal goals.

Teaching & Graduate Assistant 2005-2008
UNCG School of Music

  • Students placed in NC NATS competition
  • Instructed Studio Voice for undergraduate vocal performance majors, undergraduate and graduate music education majors, bachelor of arts majors, music minors, and theatre majors 2005-2008
  • Instructed Italian, Latin, and French Diction 2005-2006
  • Assistant to the Director of Opera Theatre 2006-2007
  • Instructed Class Voice 2007-2008
  • Chorus Master for Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors
  • Musical coach and accompanist for Carmen scenes in Opera Techniques Workshop
  • Rehearsal accompanist for Copland’s The Tenderland chorus
  • Served as a member of faculty audition jury for incoming student auditions 2005-2008

Petal-Harvey Baptist Church 2003-2005
Associate Minister of Music
Director, Petal-Harvey School of the Arts

  • Created and implemented the first community school of the arts in the Petal community and served as director, recruiter, financial administrator, fund-raiser, and overall coordinator of this non-profit organization; total of eight faculty members and 80+ students in less than two years
  • School of the Arts included private instruction in voice, guitar, piano, brass, and woodwind instruments; Kindermusik added to curriculum in Fall 2004
  • Full time accompanist and associate director for Adult SATB Choir, Student Choir, Praise Team, Praise Band, Celebration Orchestra, Senior Adult Choir
  • Served as interim Minister of Music from June-August 2004
  • Conducted Petal-Harvey Adult Handbell Choir
  • Designed and coordinated all Powerpoint presentations for weekly services
  • Designed and created all music publications of the Music Ministry
  • Coordinated Preschool and Children’s choirs; total of six choirs with 12-15 workers

The University of Southern Mississippi 2001-2004
Teaching Assistant/Graduate Assistant

  • Graduate Assistant in Conducting, 2001-2003
  • Graduate Assistant and Studio Voice Instructor for voice majors, minors, and theatre majors, 2003-2004
  • Assistant and Associate Conductor, USM Southern Chorale 2001-2003
  • Conductor, USM Concert Choir 2002-2003
  • Music Director, Pro Musica Vocal Ensemble (Renaissance & Baroque) 2001-2002
  • Associate Conductor, University Singers 2001-2002
  • Assisted in USM Symphony Chorus rehearsals and concert preparation, including weekly sectionals and full choir rehearsals for an ensemble of 150+ voices
  • Aided in student recruitment through mass mailings, personal phone calls, and visits to high schools in Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida
  • Responsible for coordination of undergraduate audition days: campus tours, providing meals, visitation to various classes, and audition monitoring
  • Responsible for evaluation of sight-reading of prospective undergraduate students
  • Responsible for program notes, concert programs, and proof-reading of programs for major choral concerts including Southern Chorale, Concert Choir, University Singers, and Pro Musica Ensemble

Ellisville First United Methodist Church 2001-2003
Director of Music and Activities

  • Conducted Youth and Adult Choirs
  • Conducted Christmas, Easter, and Youth musicals
  • Coordinated & directed drama for each musical presentation
  • Conducted chamber orchestra for Christmas presentations
  • Designed and implemented summer activities for children, youth and senior adults
  • Directed and coordinated all Youth ministries: choir tour, Bible studies, mission projects and trips in Mississippi, North Carolina, and Tennessee

Pascagoula Municipal Separate School District 1999-2001
Choral Director
Pascagoula High School, grades 9-12

  • Ensembles conducted: SATB Chamber Choir/Madrigals, Freshman Girls Choir, SATB Concert Choir, SATB Show Choir, Women’s Sextet
  • Courses taught: Advanced Placement Music Theory and History, Drama I
  • Conducting/Directing Performances:
  1. Madrigal Feast including full drama, brass ensemble, catered meal with student servers, 80 student performers
  2. Drama production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet
  3. The first Mass Choir Christmas Concert in the Pascagoula Municipal School District: included over 300 students from three schools, totaling six ensembles and combined choir selections
  • Concert Choir, Women’s Sextet, and Show Choir received top ratings and competitive awards in district and statewide competitions