Headshot 9-15-16.jpgI hold a Ph.D. in Musicology from Duke University. Integrating musicology, religious studies, and book history, my research focuses on sixteenth-century English music printing in the context of Reformation theology and book history. My work has been published in in the Yale Journal of Music and Religion, Early Music, Reformation, and in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts. She am co-editing Elizabethan and Jacobean Praises of Music (under contract with Routledge) and completing my first monograph, Reading The Whole Booke of Psalmes, with archival research for my next book project, Making Notes: Print, Music, and Readers in Tudor England, already underway. In addition to sixteenth-century English music printing, my other research interests include Reformation sacred music, especially hymnals and congregational song; early music performance practice (especially in relation to my work as a professional soprano); and contemporary sacred vocal music, particularly that of Arvo Pärt, John Tavener, and James MacMillan.

Now back in St. Louis, I teach music history courses as a Lecturer in Musicology at Washington University in St. Louis, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and Maryville University, and am a faculty affiliate with the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Saint Louis University. I am a Principal Singer with the Bach Society of St. Louis, a Principal Artist with the St. Louis Women’s Chorale, and a staff singer at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. I sing a regular series of early music recitals and am an active performer with Early Music Missouri.

In past years, I performed as a soloist with the Raleigh Bach Soloists, the Duke Vespers Ensemble, the Byrd Festival Consort, Musicke’s Cordes, St. Louis Baroque, Collegium Vocale St. Louis, and the Southeast Baroque Ensemble. I was a founding member of Bull City Baroque and Concentus Carolina, and directed the Duke Collegium Musicum (2016) and the children’s choir at First Presbyterian Church of Durham, NC (2015–2018). My women’s barbershop quartet, Ringtones, won our international competition (Harmony, Incorporated) in 2010.