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 Women’s Hope Chorale of St. Louis, in an early music duet with Jeff Noonan (lute/theorbo), and occasionally as a substitute with the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus.
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.