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OPERA
 

Dinah

Trouble in Tahiti

National Music Museum & Midwest tour

(2015)

Prince Orlofsky

Die Fledermaus

Sounds of South Dakota

2014

Zweite Dame

Die Zauberfloete

Sounds of South Dakota

2012

Nella

Gianni Schicchi

Sounds of South Dakota

    2011

Mother

Hansel and Gretel

Sounds of South Dakota

 2011

Nurse

Diagnosis: Diabetes

Contemporary Opera Lab, Winnipeg, Canada

2011

Haunted Woman

Walking on air

Contemporary Opera Lab

2011

Joanne

I Can't Stand Wagner

Sounds of South Dakota

2010

Princess Dementia

Androcles and the Lion

Sounds of South Dakota

2010

Mother

Amahl and the Night Visitors

University of South Dakota Opera

2009

Hortence

Die Operette mit Schlag (Operetta Pastiche)

Lone Star Lyric Theater Festival

2008

Mother

Amahl and the Night Visitors

Houston Opera Project

2007

Meg

Little Women

Stoughton Opera Co., Stoughton, WI

2007

La Ciesca

Gianni Schicchi

Stoughton Opera Co.

2006

Mezzo Soloist

Opera to Go! (Educational Outreach Troupe—4 shows in repertory)

Houston Grand Opera

2005-2006

Aréthuze

La Descente d'Orphée aux Enfers

Ars Lyrica Houston

2005

Prince Orlofsky

Die Fledermaus

Atlantic Coast Opera Festival

2005

Lola

Cavalleria Rusticana

Atlantic Coast Opera Festival

2005

Prince Orlofsky

Die Fledermaus

Moores Opera Center, Houston ,TX

2005

Hermia

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Moores Opera Center

2004

Ramiro

La Finta Giardiniera

Moores Opera Center

2004

Princess Linetta

The Love for Three Oranges

Moores Opera Center

2003

Mezzo Soloist

Paris in Elgin (French Opera Pastiche)

Elgin Opera, Elgin, IL

2003

Charlotte (cover)

Werther (staged scenes program)

Elgin Opera

2002

Flora (cover)

La Traviata (staged scenes program)

Elgin Opera

2002

Octavian

Der Rosenkavalier (staged scenes program)

Genesis Opera, Chicago, IL

2002

Erika

Vanessa (staged scenes program)

Genesis Opera

2002

Carmen

Carmen (abridged)

Vocal Arts Group, Chicago, IL

2002

Rosina

The Barber of Seville (abridged)

Vocal Arts Group

2001


CONCERT
 

Mezzo Soloist

Arianna a Naxos

USD Chamber Orchestra

(2014)

Mezzo Soloist

Everlasting is His Love

Mount Marty College, Yankton, SD

2013

Mezzo Soloist

Rawlins Piano Trio and Friends

National Music Museum, Vermillion, SD

2013

Mezzo Soloist

Christmas Spectacular

Sioux City Symphony

2012

Mezzo Soloist

Messiah

South Dakota Symphony

2012

Mezzo Soloist

Songfest

Lone Star Lyric Theater Festival, Houston, TX

2012

Mezzo Soloist

Song Collaborators Consortia Art Song Festival

Amarillo, TX and Canyon, TX

2012

Rosina

Arias and duets from Il barbiere di Siviglia

South Dakota Symphony

                       2011

Mezzo Soloist

Magnificat (Rutter)

USD Symphony Orchestra and Choirs

2011

Mezzo Soloist

It's A Grand Night for Singing: Richard Rodgers Cabaret

National Opera Association, San Antonio, TX

2011

Mezzo Soloist

Dueling Divas

Lambs' Club, New York, NY; Music at St. Paul's concert series, Englewood, NJ

2010

Mezzo Soloist

It's A Grand Night For Singing (vaudeville revue)

Sounds of South Dakota, Dell Rapids, SD

2010

Mezzo Soloist

The Pain of Love: One Woman's Story

The Tapestry Center, Chicago, IL

2009

Mezzo Soloist

Bon Appétit (concert of food songs/arias)

Sounds of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, SD

 2009

Mezzo Soloist

Harrower Opera Gala (scenes from Carmen)

Harrower Opera Workshop, Atlanta, GA

 2009

Soprano Soloist

Fauré Requiem

USD Symphony Orchestra and Choirs

2009

Mezzo Soloist

Chanson Perpétuelle

USD Chamber Orchestra

2009

Soprano Soloist

The Seven Last Words of Christ (DuBois)

United Church of Christ Chamber Orchestra and Choirs, Vermillion, SD

2009

Mezzo Soloist

In the Company of Brahms

Rawlins Trio concert, Vermillion, SD

2009

Mezzo Soloist

From This Moment On:  Cole Porter Cabaret

National Opera Association, Washington D.C.

2009

Alto Soloist

Mozart Requiem

Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony

2008

Alto Soloist

Israel in Egypt

First Christian Church, Houston, TX

2007

Alto Soloist

Messiah

First Christian Church, Houston, TX

2006

Mezzo Soloist

Amore e morte: Concert of Italian Opera

Stoughton Opera Co., Stoughton, WI

2006

Alto I

Professional AGMA Member

Chicago Symphony Chorus

1999-2002

Soprano Soloist

Best of Broadway

Taste of Chicago Festival/FOX TV

2001

Mezzo Soloist

A Child's Night of Opera

Chicago Children's Choir Gala

2001

Mezzo Soloist

Opera at the Pickwick

L'Opera Piccola, Chicago, IL

2000

Mezzo Soloist

Opera Stage 2000

Festa Italiana, Milwaukee, WI

2000


MUSICAL THEATRE
 

Meg

Damn Yankees

Imagine That Theatre, Chicago, IL

2003

Soprano Soloist

Broadway Style Top Hat Musical Revue

Beverly Art Center, Chicago, IL

2002

Angel Solo/Wife

Joseph…Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

CenterLight Theatre, Northbrook, IL

2001

Lily

The Secret Garden

Trinity Players of Chicago

2000

Jane/Ensemble

The Desert Song

Light Opera Works, Evanston, IL

1998

Marian Paroo

The Music Man

Riverside Theater, Appleton, WI

1996

Julie Jordan

Carousel

Riverside Theater, Appleton, WI

1995

Singer/Dancer

Red Garter Revue

The Great Escape Theme Park, Lake George, NY

1992


RECITALS
 

Song Recital (German and American)

Solo Recital

Rollins College, Orlando, FL

(2014)

American Art Song

Duo Recital

Dordt College, Sioux Center, IA

(2014)

Song Recital (German and American)

Solo Recital

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

2013

The Songs of Ben Moore

Solo Lecture-Recital

International Congress of Voice Teachers, Brisbane, Australia

2013

American Art Song

Duo Recital

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada; Farber Hall, USD

2013

The VOQ Goes Broadway

Vermillion Opera Quartet

National Music Museum

2013

Pasion! An Evening of Spanish Song

Solo Recital

Kansas State University

                       2012

Pasion! An Evening of Spanish Song

Solo Recital

Ohio University

                       2012

The Music of Hans Pfitzner

Duo Lecture-Recital

College Music Society Convention, Omaha, NE

                       2011

Lunch at the Opera

Faculty Recital

National Music Museum, Vermillion, SD

2011

Liederabend

 Solo Recital

University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

2010

The Music of Hans Pfitzner

Duo Lecture-Recital

College Music Society Convention, New Orleans, LA

                       2010

From Handel to Bernstein and Beyond

USD Faculty Showcase

First Congregational Church, Sioux Falls, SD 

2009

American Art Song

Duo Faculty Recital

Colton Recital Hall, USD 

2009

Musicale

USD Faculty-Community Recital

United Church of Christ, Vermillion, SD

2008

Music from the Romantic Era

Houston Community College Faculty Recital

Heinen Theatre, Houston, TX           

2008

The Children's Operas of Mary Carol Warwick

Doctoral Lecture-Recital

University of Houston           

2006

Untitled

Faculty Recital

University of Houston Preparatory and Continuing Studies   

2006

Untitled

Doctoral Chamber Recital

University of Houston           

2006

Untitled

Faculty Recital

UH Prep/Continuing Studies

2005

Untitled

Doctoral Solo Recital

University of Houston

2005

Operatic Arias

Group Doctoral Recital

University of Houston

2005

Music of George Enescu

Joint Doctoral Recital

University of Houston

2004

Chamber Music for Flute, Viola, Voice, and Harp

Group Doctoral Recital

University of Dallas           

2004

Composers' Forum

Student Recital

University of Houston

2003

Untitled

Faculty Solo Recital

Sherwood Conservatory of Music, Chicago, IL

2003

Untitled

Masters Solo Recital

Roosevelt University

1999

Untitled

Senior Solo Recital

University of WI-Stevens Point

1994

New Works Recital

Student Recital

University of WI-Stevens Point

1993


EDUCATION AND TRAINING
 

D.M.A.

Vocal Performance w/ Pedagogy minor

Moores School of Music- University of Houston

2007

M.M.

Vocal Performance and Pedagogy

Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL

1999

B.M.

Music Education w/ Drama minor

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

1994

Young Artist

Chicago Opera Singers Acting Project

Genesis Opera, Chicago, IL

2002


RELATED EXPERIENCE

Piano (10 years), Acting (2 years), Dance (1 year), Guitar, Juggling, IPA (dialects)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS
 

Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)

2008-present

National Opera Association

2007-present

College Music Society

2007-present

Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Society

University of Houston, 2004 - present

American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA)

2001-present

National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)

1999-present

Pi Kappa Lambda Honorary Music Society

UW-Stevens Point, 1992-present

Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society

UW-Stevens Point, 1992-94

Sigma Alpha Iota Music Society

Millikin University, 1990

Alpha Lambda Delta Academic Honor Society

Millikin University, 1989-90


HONORS/AWARDS
 

Second Place (Stage and Music Director)

American Prize in Opera Performance, 2013

Third Prize (Stage and Music Director)

National Opera Association's Collegiate Opera Production Competition, 2012

USD Belbas-Larson Award For Excellence in Teaching- Nominee

University of South Dakota, 2010-13

Moores School of Music Vocal Scholarship

University of Houston, 2003-07

Prizewinner - Advanced Voice Division

Illinois NATS Competition, 2000

Sether Scholarship for Voice

UW-Stevens Point, 1993-94

Delta Omicron Musicianship Award

UW-Stevens Point, 1992-93

Pi Kappa Lambda Honorary Music Society

UW-Stevens Point, 1992

Sigma Alpha Iota Music Society

Millikin University, 1990

Musical Theatre Talent Award

Millikin University, 1989-90

National School Choral Award

Horicon High School, 1989

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