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Education

Master of Music in Vocal Performance - 1991

Appalachian State University (Boone, NC)


Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance - 1989

Appalachian State University (Boone, NC)

Certifications and Teaching Centric Programs


Voice Styles Specialist  - Professional Certificate from Berklee Online - 2018

  • A three-semester program designed to develop healthy vocal technique in popular music genres. Certificate required the completion of Jazz Vocals, Pop/Rock Vocals, and R&B Vocals classes. In addition to weekly graded performances, students studied the history, roots, and performance practices of each genres

Jazz Voice - Daniela Schachter                 

R&B Vocals - Jeff Ramsey                  

Pop/Rock Vocals - Adriana Balic

Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM) Vocal Pedagogy Institute - Winchester VA - Summer 2017

  • Institute is held at Shenandoah University and Conservatory and operated by specialists in the field of Contemporary and Commercial Music

  • Completed three of three sessions given at the Institute: Respiration and Phonation for CCM Singers, Resonance and Articulation for CCM Singers, and CCM Styles and Performance Practice

  • Sessions included lectures, movement, masterclasses, functional training techniques, technology, advanced CCM specific genres, cadaver laboratory sessions, and private lessons. Other special topics included vocal health and wellness, and motor learning skills

  • Participated in private lessons with three voice instructors and the movement instructor over the course of the institute

  • Returned to the Institute in 2020 for new added class offerings: Training Original Artists and Inside Out - an Artist’s Journey to Authenticity

  • https://www.ccminstitute.com/

Matt Edwards, DMA (Shenandoah University) 

Kathryn Green, DMA (Shenandoah University

Edrie Means-Weekly (Shenandoah University)

Marci Rosenberg, CCC-SLP

Wendy LeBorgne, Ph.D, CCC-SLP

Marcelle Gauvin (Berklee College of Music)

Jeff Ramsey (Berklee College of Music)

Jessica Baldwin (Independent Teacher, Ohio)

Julie Dean (Independent Teacher, North Carolina)

Ting-Yu Chen, Professor of Dance (Shenandoah University)

Continuing Education

Jazz Improv Boot Camp - September 2020 - May 2021

Darmon Meader and Rosana Eckert


Jazz Harmony Retreat - Summer 2020

Jazz Arranging - Dr. Jeremy Fox (The School for Music Vocations)

Jazz Piano - Dr. Justin Binek (Kansas City Community College) and Kate Skinner (University of Idaho)

http://www.thejazzharmonyretreat.com/philosophy


Topics in Somatic Voicework - Summer 2020 and 2019 

Functional Vocal Pedagogy - Jeanie LoVetri

http://thevoiceworkshop.com/


Herbie Hancock Jazz In America Webinar Series - Summer 2020


New York Voices Workshop - Summer 2020, 2016, 2014, 2013

Voice - Lauren Kinhan, Peter Eldridge

Jazz Improvisation - Darmon Meader, Rosan Eckert, Kim Nazarian

Arranging- Chris Buzzelli

Songwriting - Lauren Kinhan, Peter Eldridge

Autohaptic Strategies - Summer 2018

Robert Sussuma - Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner

Marci Rosenberg, MS, CCC-SLP


Celebrate Singing: NATS Summer Vocal Workshop  - Summer 2015 - University of North Carolina Greensboro

Commercial Pedagogy - Matt Edwards, DMA (Shenandoah University)

Vocal Health and Wellness - Dr. Wendy LeBorgne Ph.D, CCC-SLP

Functional Voice Technique and Gospel Music - Dr. Triniece Robinson-Martin (Princeton University)


NATS Mentored Teaching Project - Summer 2015 - University of North Carolina - Greensboro

Mentor Teacher - Matt Edwards, DMA (Shenandoah University)


University Of North Texas Vocal Jazz Workshop - Summer 2012

Voice Rosana Eckert (University of North Texas) and Greg Jasperse (Western Michigan University

Jazz Improvisation - Jennifer Barnes (University of North Texas)


Jamey Aebersold Jazz Improvisation Workshop - Summer 2011

Voice - Jennifer Barnes (University of North Texas) and Jerry Tolson (University of Louisville)

Jazz Theory - Dan Hearle (University of North Texas)

Jazz Combo Director - Lynn Seaton (University of North Texas)


Institute of Vocal Performance Pedagogy at Oberlin College - Summer 1994

Vocal pedagogy - Richard Miller

Direct Teaching Experience


Clinician for the Vocal Jazz Academy Support Group - Summer 2020

  • Presented “Singing in Synch and Jamming In Time” for the Vocal Jazz Academy Educator Support Group with Eden Casteel (Independent Teacher, RI) and Dr. Amy Stewart (Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX)


Master Class Clinician for the Speakeasy Cooperative for Independent Teachers  - September 2020

  • Presented “Singing in Synch and Jamming in Time: Low Latency Online Music Making” with Eden Casteel (Independent Teacher, RI)


Master Class Clinician for Coastal Carolina Community College - Spring 2020

  • presented a master class on CCM vocal techniques and provided individual coaching on songwriting for students of Dr. Ayumi Nakamae


Master Class Clinician for the Speakeasy Cooperative for Independent Teachers - July 2020                                           

  • Presented “Getting the Swing of It: A Guide to Teaching Jazz and Giving Students an Authentic Voice in the Jazz Genre” for the private students of Eden Casteel and provided individual coaching on jazz phrasing and style


Voice and Theatre Teacher for Summer Camps - Summers 2017, 2018, 2019

  • Taught voice and acting for summer camps at Flat Rock Playhouse. Ages 6-18.

Director of Vagabond Voices - Jazz Vocal Ensemble - Fall 2018

  • Directed jazz ensemble and taught vocal jazz ensemble skills to eight select high school students for Flat Rock Playhouse’s Studio 52 Education Division


NATS Conference Presentation - Meredith College, Raleigh, NC       Spring 1993      

  • Lecture recital History of Music Theatre with Jim Taylor (Lees McRae College) 


“Into The Woods” at Brevard College - 2018

  • Director and choreographer 


“Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory” at Flat Rock Playhouse, Flat Rock, NC - 2017

  • Music director 


 “The Little Mermaid” at Flat Rock Playhouse, Flat Rock, NC - 2017

  • Music director 


“The Power of Love” Opera Scenes at Brevard College - 2016

  • Director and choreographer


“Some Enchanted Evening” at Brevard College - 2015

  • Choreographer


“Fantasies and Fairy Tales”  Opera Scenes at Brevard College - 2014

  • Director and choreographer


“Super Sounds of the 70’” at the Temple Theater, Sanford, NC - 2009

  • Assistant director and choreographer


“The Winter Wonderettes” at the Temple Theatre, Sanford, NC - 2008

  • Director and choreographer


“The Sisters of Swing” at Moore Onstage in Pinehurst, NC - 2008

  • Director and choreographer 


“Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks” at Flat Rock Playhouse, Flat Rock, NC - 2008

  • Choreographer


“The Fantasticks” at the Temple Theater, Sanford, NC - 2007

  • Director and choreographer


“Christmas Spectacular” at the Temple Theatre, Sanford, NC - 2007

  • Choreographer


“Nunsense II” at Foothills Performing Arts in Lenoir, NC - 1998

  • Director and choreographer


“Nunsense” at Foothills Performing Arts in Lenoir, NC - 1997

  • Director and choreographer


“Quilters” at Foothills Performing Arts in Lenoir, NC - 1996

  • Music director 

  • Production was 1st Runner Up in the SETC ACTFest

 “The Music Man” at Foothills Performing Arts in Lenoir, NC - 1995

  • Choreographer and orchestra conductor


“Children of Eden” at Lees McRae Summer Theater in Banner Elk, NC

  • Music director for the NC premiere 


“Me and My Girl” at Lees McRae Summer Theater in Banner Elk, NC

  • Music director and orchestra conductor

Professional Theatre Roles

Patti*                               Smokey Joe’s Cafe                                             Flat Rock Playhouse
Caterina Cavalieiri*       Amadeus                                                             Flat Rock Playhouse
Rachel*                          Perfect Wedding                                                 Flat Rock Playhouse
Antonia*                         Man of La Mancha                                              Flat Rock Playhouse
Miss Sandra*                 All Shook Up                                                        Flat Rock Playhouse
Joan*                              Dames at Sea                                                       Flat Rock Playhouse
Brenda*                         Smokey Joe’s Cafe                                               Flat RockPlayhouse
Irene Adler*                 Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure            Flat Rock Playhouse
Lilli/Kate*                     Kiss Me Kate                                                         Flat Rock Playhouse
Woman #1*                  A Dash of Rosemary                                            Little Theatre on the Square
Woman #1*                 A Dash of Rosemary                                             Florida Repertory Theatre
Ensemble                    The Mikado                                                            Opera Carolina
Brenda*                        Smokey Joe’s Cafe                                                Temple Theatre
Alison*                          Beehive…the 60’s Musical                                    Temple Theatre
Woman #1*                 A Dash of Rosemary                                             Temple Theatre
Maria*                          The Sound Of Music                                              Temple Theatre
Kaye*                           The Taffetas                                                            Temple Theatre
Gertrude                    Hamlet…the Musical                                               Temple Theatre
Joanna*                      Lies and Legends                                                   Blowing Rock Stage Company
Kaye*                          The Taffetas                                                              Blowing Rock Stage Company
Luisa*                          The Fantasticks                                                       Blowing Rock Stage Company
Flora*                          Daylight Spirits                                                        Blowing Rock Stage Company
Evita/Mama Rose    Encore!                                                                     Tokyo Disney Sea
Rose La Fleur            Diamond Horseshoe                                              Tokyo Disneyland
Babe                           Pajama Game                                                           Lees McRae Summer Theatre
Irene                           Crazy for You                                                             Lees McRae Summer Theatre
Dorothy                      42nd Street                                                                Lees McRae Summer Theatre
Belle*                          Beauty and the Beast                                              Lees McRae Summer Theatre
Eliza                            My Fair Lady                                                              Lees McRae Summer Theatre
Thea                           Fiorello                                                                        Lees McRae Summer Theatre
Sarah                         Guys and Dolls                                                           Lees McRae Summer Theatre
Fiona                          Brigadoon                                                                   Lees McRae Summer Theatre
Hodel                         Fiddler on the Roof                                                   Lees McRae Summer Theatre
Woman #1                Side by Side by Sondheim                                       Spirit Square Cabaret
Entertainer                Celebrate the Century/Enchanted Isle                 Kennedy Entertainment
Entertainer                Swing It/Palm Beach Princess                                Kennedy Entertainment
Entertainer                Jukebox Saturday Night/Palm Beach Princess   Kennedy Entertainment
Entertainer                Rollin’ on the River/Enchanted Isle                         Kennedy Entertainment
Entertainer                Country Jamboree/Enchanted Isle                        Kennedy Entertainment
Entertainer                Super 70’s Review/Palm Beach Princess              Kennedy Entertainment
Entertainer                Best of Broadway/Scotia Prince                             Kennedy Entertainment

 

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