BM, Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam
MM, Eastman School of Music
Professional Studies Diploma, Mannes College
Joined LMC faculty in 2019
Share with us some of your professional accomplishments.
I have been an active freelance harpist in New York City since 2013, performing in regional orchestras, opera, and musical theater. Most recently, I subbed on John Kander's new show Beast in the Jungle and for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. As an enthusiast of contemporary music I have been involved in many premieres, including the experimental opera Thomas Paine in Violence by Paul Pinto, in which I acted as well as played the harp. I am also one half of harp duo Lilac 94, an ensemble that I have been performing with for six years. We recently won third place in the Italian International Harp Contest. In 2019 we will be performing in the Canadian premiere of Karlheinz Stockhausen's Klang as well as making our concerto debut, playing Karl Jenkins' Over the Stone with the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra in North Carolina.
What excites you about Luzerne Music Center?
I am really excited to see the progress that our students will make over the four weeks of camp. Attending music camp can have a big impact on a young person's musical growth, and it is always deeply fulfilling to watch this as a teacher. I am also very excited to be in the Adirondacks. Growing up in upstate New York I spent many summers there for camp and family vacation, so in many ways this feels like returning to my roots. I'm sure it will be very inspiring for me, as well as our students, to be studying music in such a beautiful setting!
What can campers expect to learn while working with you this summer?
I am a big believer that music should be learned on multiple levels. The notes, of course, but also the theory behind the piece, who the composer was, historical context, etc. Music theory, especially, is a passion of mine!