SUNY Stony Brook - Vocal Performance - 2000-2004 (Degree received)
Rice University - Vocal Performance - 1983-88 (Master's degree received)
Western Carolina Univ. - Music/Theater - 1977-81 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Stage singing. I have 20 years experience on the operatic , music theater and cabaret theatre stages.
workshop with international artist, Richard Armstrong and served two years as a voice instructor and guest lecturer at the Banff Centre for their young artist training program entitled 'Opera as Theatre'.
Throughout my career as a vocal coach, I have worked with many cabaret artists as musical director, arranger and accompanist. Most notably, Debbie Boily's "Thank You for the Music"a one woman show with me at the piano, recorded live at Ovations in June 2004 Houston, Texas and subsequently performed in France, England and New York. Most recently, I recorded an opera with Jazz legend Anthony Braxton and an all Jazz CD with Fred Ho. I have recorded operas in progress for Atlantic Records and new works of composers on the BMI label.
As a perfomer I won the prestigious Jessie award for "outstanding performance by an actor in a leading role" for my creation of the Marquis in "120 Songs for the Marquis de Sade" in the world premiere co-produced by Modern Baroque Opera and Vancouver New Music. My international debut was in Sweden, singing the lead role of Director in "Kafka's Chimp" by Welsh composer, John Metcalf. Originally from Hawaii I now reside in New York where I garden and raise chickens.
Fall 2000-2006 New York University NY, NY
Vocal Instructor for undergraduate and graduate students in the Music and Music Professions degree programs.
Instructor of Italian Diction
Music Director/Vocal Coach for ODIN, a new rap opera.
Spring 2003-present State University of New York at Stony Brook Stony Brook, NY
Vocal Coach for chamber groups for performances, which begins with selection of repertoire and continues to final dress.
Summer 2002-2004 Banff Centre for the Arts Banff, Alberta
Guest Lecturer/Vocal Instructor working with each singer individually for festival opera productions as well as attended rehearsals and production meetings.
1977-1981 Western Carolina University Cullowhee, NC
B A Music with a concentration in Theater and French
1982-1987 Rice University Houston, TX
M. M Vocal Performance
2000-2004 State University of New York at Stony Brook Stony Brook , NY
DMA Vocal Performance