In addition to my work as a musicologist, I am also a professional soprano specializing in early music and church music, and a choral director. I currently sing with the Bach Society of St. Louis, the choir of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, the St. Louis Women’s Chorale, and am a frequent featured artist with Early Music Missouri’s concert series.
During my six years in North Carolina, I sang weekly with the Duke Vespers Ensemble and occasionally with the Duke Evensong Singers and several other local churches. I directed the children’s choir at First Presbyterian (Durham), building a hymn repertoire for the children, and co-led a monthly service of Latin Vespers sung entirely in plainchant. I co-founded Triangle Area early music ensemble Concentus Carolina, which performed in 2014-2015.
My Baroque performance experience is extensive. I am currently a principal singer with the Bach Society, and perform with Jeff Noonan (lute/theorbo) and Sam Breene (Baroque violin), who are the duo Musicke’s Cordes. In past years, I have performed as a soloist with the Raleigh Bach Soloists, the Duke Vespers Ensemble, the Byrd Festival Consort, St. Louis Baroque, Collegium Vocale St. Louis, and the Southeast Baroque Ensemble. In 2016, I founded Bull City Baroque (soprano, Baroque violin, harpsichord, and cello).
Churches at which I have sung professionally include St. Peter’s Episcopal (St. Louis), the Church of St. Michael and St. George (Episcopal; St. Louis, MO), First Congregational (St. Louis), St. Philip’s Episcopal (Durham, NC), St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (Durham, NC), First Presbyterian (Durham, NC), Duke Chapel (Interdenominational; Durham, NC), Christ Church (Episcopal; Raleigh, NC), Holy Trinity (Anglican; Raleigh, NC), the Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal; Nashua, NH), and Ascension Episcopal Parish (Portland, OR).
Additionally, my women’s barbershop quartet, Ringtones!, won our international competition (Harmony, Incorporated) in 2010.
I have in the past also offered voice lessons.
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