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Doctor of Musical Arts, New England Conservatory, Boston, MA, 2006

Major: Vocal Performance and Literature
Dissertation: “The Structural and Dramatic Role of the Piano in Richard Strauss’s Krämerspiegel, Op. 66”
Advisor: Dr. Roger Graybill; Readers: Dr. Robert Labaree, Tom Novak

Master of Music, The Hartt School, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT, 2003

Majors: Vocal Performance and Music History
Thesis: “A Nationalistic Study of Three Generations of American Song Composers”
Advisor: Dr. Kenneth Nott; Reader: Dr. Ira Braus

Bachelor of Music, summa cum laude, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, 1999

Majors: Vocal Performance, Music Education, and Music Theory

Certificate in Vocology, National Center for Voice and Speech, Salt Lake City, UT, 2015

9.0 Graduate Credits from the University of Iowa and University of Utah

Additional Training

Summer Vocology Institute, National Center for Voice and Speech, Salt Lake City, UT, 2013–2015

Principles of Voice Production with Dr. Ingo Titze
Voice Habilitation with Dr. Katherine Verdolini Abbott, Dr. Linda Carroll, and Dr. Eileen Finnegan
Instrumentation for Voice Analysis with Dr. Lynn Maxfield
Voice for Performers with Dr. Ingo Titze, Lynn Helding, Kate DeVore, and Dr. Robert Breault

The Naked Voice Institute with W. Stephen Smith, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 2015

Faculty Sustainability Workshop, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, 2015

Function of the Singing Voice with Dr. Johan Sundberg, New York University, New York, NY, 2014

Academy for Civic Engagement, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, 2013

CMS Film Music Pedagogy Institute, University of Miami, Miami, FL, 2012

VoceVista Training with Dr. Donald Miller, Tuscaloosa, AL and Rome, GA, 2012

Professional Training Workshops, the Weill Institute at Carnegie Hall

Choral Workshop, Berlioz’s Requiem with Robert Spano, 2011
Choral Workshop, Haydn’s Die Schöpfung with Helmuth Rilling, 2009
“Monk on Monk,” Extended Vocal Techniques and Repertoire with Meredith Monk, 2006
Choral Workshop, Mozart’s C Minor Mass (Levin Completion World Premiere) with Helmuth Rilling, 2005
Choral Workshop, Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms and Fauré’s Requiem with Charles Dutoit, 2004
Choral Workshop, Bach ’s B Minor Mass with Peter Schreier, 2003

             Singing Voice Specialist (SVS) Training with Dr. Karen Wicklund, Morrow, GA, 2011

Certification, Levels I­–II; SVS Clinical Fellow

Institute on the Pedagogies of World Music Theories, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 2010

NYSTA Distinguished Voice Professional Certificate, New York Singing Teachers Association, New York, NY, 2009

Completed the Core Curriculum of the Oren Lathrop Brown Professional Development Program:
            Vocal Anatomy and Physiology with Dr. Scott McCoy
            Vocal Acoustics and Resonance with Dr. Scott McCoy
            Singer’s Developmental Repertoire with J. Nicosia, C. Arneson, D. Sabella-Mills, and J. LoVetri
            Vocal Health for Voice Professionals with P. Woo, L. Carroll, B. Asher, L. Sulica, and A. Keidar
            Comparative Vocal Pedagogy with Marvin Keenze and Various Instructors

CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute, Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA, 2007

Certification, Levels I–III in in Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method
Master Teacher: Jeannette LoVetri
Additional Studies with Dr. Kathryn Green, Donna Gullstrand, and Edrie Means-Weekly

NATS Intern Program Alumnus, University of Missouri-Kansas City, MO, 2006

Master Teacher: Dr. Donald Simonson
Additional Studies with Dr. James McDonald, Lorraine Manz, and Stephanie Samaras

Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) with the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), 2005

Workshop, the McClosky Institute of Voice, Bentley University, Waltham, MA 2005

Diploma in Art History, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT, 2004

Choral Music Experience (CME) Institute, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, 2000 & 2002

Certification, Levels I–II; Master Teachers: Janet Galván and Francisco Nuñez

Master Classes

Adelaide Bishop
Jon Humphrey
Warren Jones
Martin Katz
Tania León
Dale Moore
Marni Nixon
Eric Whitacre
Meredith Monk
Jeannette LoVetri
Heidi Grant Murphy
Daniel Pinkham
William Stone
Pierre Vallet
Christopher Larkin
Helmuth Rilling
Randall Scarlata
John Musto
Alice Parker
Bob Marks


Thomas Hampson
Yo-Yo Ma
Karel Husa
Elly Ameling
Milton Babbitt
Howard Gardner 
Chen Yi

Dawn Upshaw
Steven Stucky
George Crumb
Robert Levin
Christopher Rouse
Robert Kraft
Michael Tilson Thomas

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