Welcome to my website.
For most of my adult life I've been a full time opera singer, but over the last few years I’ve been juggling the world of Arts Administration with a singing career. Singing-wise I focus on new works and underrepresented genres, ranging from world premiers to Renaissance music. While I'm doing this, I'm learning the ropes of Non Profit Organizations. I currently work in Development at the beautiful Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center located in the Berkshire Mountains, which is quite the change of scenery from New York City and my previous position at Carnegie Hall. My hope is that down the line I'll be able to apply my Non Profit knowledge to areas of music that I am passionate about supporting. I currently split my time between Western Massachusetts and New York City.
I went to The Juilliard School (twice), then Mannes, The New School of Music, and then embarked on an operatic career. However, early in my training I discovered I had an affinity for music that is very new or very old. I found myself gravitating towards baroque and renaissance music, and simultaneously developed a habit of commissioning composers. When I started working in administration, I decided to focus most of my musical energy in these areas. Last season I worked closely with composers, new music groups and early music groups in New York City and New England and maintained an active performing schedule throughout the North East. I recently made my solo debut with the Crescendo ensemble and will be performed with the Arcadia Viols and lutenist Hideki Yamaya and have several upcoming performances with them in Western Massachusetts. Last season I sang the role of Cherubino in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro with Toledo Opera, sang in an international competition, premiered a song cycle by Stephanie Ann Boyd, and a role in Ray Lustig's Semmelweis at the National Arts Club.
I co-founded a group called The Moirae Ensemble which connects social awareness and chamber music through commissioning and thematic programming. We've worked with a number of brilliant young composers on politically and socially relevant new works. Last May we programmed a fantastically successful concert celebrating women in classical contemporary music and poetry, which included a world premier and guest appearances by renowned poets, including Monica Ferrell, whose new collection You Darling Thing, just hit shelves with wide acclaim. I am also currently collaborating with cellist, Madeleine Shapiro (founder of the New Music Consort and Modern Works) on a new commissioning project involving electronics, plants, and dramatic gestures. It should be unique and fun, and I’m excited to share more about this project in the coming months. Last Summer we were featured at at the New York Electroacustic Music Festival and are currently working on a program for 2019 in New York City. On the other side of the spectrum, I work closely with lutenist Christopher Baum, we started an early music ensemble called Anglica Antiqua, which specializes in 17th century British repertoire and combining music and theater from the time period.
Please take a look at my Biography, Resume and Complete Repertoire to learn more about my work in opera, recital and concert performance. Also, you’ll find a few recordings and images of my work, ranging form Opera in Europe to experimental performance art here in NYC.