A Montana native, I began my musical training at the piano and organ. By the
age of twelve I was accompanying choral ensembles and church services and
soon after theatrical productions and ballet classes. I received theatre arts
training at Concordia College, Moorhead and Carroll College before relocating to
San Francisco to work as a pianist for the San Francisco Ballet and Marin Ballet.
In San Fransisco, and later Reno, I trained as a bass-baritone with Dolora Zajick
and was a member of the Nevada Opera. My other singing teachers include
Stephen Kalm in Missoula, MT, Monica Harte in NYC, and Amanda
Halgrimson in Berlin, Germany.
I've been lucky that my "day jobs" have included positions as a musical director and as a collaborative pianist for vocal and ballet studios in the United States and Germany. My teaching is inspired by the integrity of Sallyann Maulcahy, Anna Paskevska, and Gelsey Kirkland, for whom I served as ballet studio pianist.
My theatre clients have appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, on London's West End, and with American and European regional theatres and touring companies.
Classical clients have performed on the stages of international opera and concert houses including the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Dicapo Opera Theatre, Teatro alla Scala, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Berlin Staatsoper, Komische Oper Berlin, Paris' Opera Comiqué, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, the Berlin Konzerthaus, and with regional houses and festivals throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe.
Graduating clients have been accepted into theatre and music academic institutions including The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Mannes School of Music, Tisch School of the Arts, CAP 21, Circle In the Square Theatre School, Northwestern University, Webster University, Syracuse University, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Boston Conservatory of Music, Cornell University, Ithaca College, Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin, and Universität der Künste Berlin.
I continue to work as a theatre artist and keep my skills in shape with TEAM CHAS. I'm excited to share my growing knowledge and experience with you!
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