I have a Graduate Performance Diploma from the Longy School of Music, where I was a full-scholarship student of violist Roger Tapping, and graduated with Distinction. I earned my Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance at the Biola Conservatory of Music, in California. Whilst at Biola, I was a member of the Biola Honors String Quartet, with whom I toured to Canada, was featured at a Presidential Library’s Family Concert Series, and made it to the final rounds of the esteemed Coleman Chamber Music Competition.
Highlights of my career thus far include performing with a number of orchestras (South Dakota Symphony, Sioux City Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Salem Orchestra, Lexington Symphony), playing in pick-up orchestras with more contemporary ensembles (Andrea Bocelli, Mannheim Steamroller, Michael W. Smith, Bobby Vinton), and teaching. Teaching appointments have included Master Teacher at the South Dakota State University String Project (2012-2013), Adjunct Instructor/Lecturer of Strings at the University of Jamestown (2014-2015), and private studio instructor. I have completed Suzuki training for Every Child Can, Suzuki Violin Unit 1, Suzuki Violin Unit 2, and Suzuki Violin Unit 3. Summer festivals that I have attended include the Montecito Summer Music Festival, Schlern International Music Festival, Stamford International Music Festival, Texas Music Festival, Hot Springs Music Festival, and National Music Festival.
I was recently appointed as principal violist of the Salem Orchestra. I am extremely excited about this new ensemble. Please check out our website at www.salemorchestra.org/
My husband, Ben, and I have been married for 10 years and have a sweet 1-year-old daughter.