*Doctorate of Musical Arts (Choral Conducting, with a secondary emphasis in Opera/Musical Theatre Conducting and Production): The University of Southern Mississippi
*Master of Music (Choral Conducting): The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga
*Bachelor of Arts (Piano, minor in Psychology): The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga
*Teacher Certification: The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga
I have had wonderful opportunities to perform as a pianist, conductor and vocalist on tours in 26 countries and throughout the United States. Some of the highlights include performances at many White House functions and the National Day of Prayer, national and international radio and TV broadcasts, and in such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Sydney Opera House, the Washington National Cathedral (Washington D.C.), St. Patrick's Cathedral (NYC), and the Crystal Cathedral (now named Christ Cathedral, Garden Grove, CA). I have served as musical director/pianist for dozens of operas and musical theatre productions. I have performed with and conducted numerous professional ensembles, taught music courses/ensembles at three universities, and taught music to all grade levels from K-12. I also spent many years in church music ministry. I LOVE teaching music to young people. Whether it is conducting glorious choral music or teaching piano to total beginners - it's all music to my ears!
I live out in the beautiful countryside of Milton, TN with my wonderful husband Herbert, our two feline furry babies, Roxie and Rosie (a.k.a. The Mighty Hunters), and all the deer, rabbits, squirrels and other critters that visit our yard and try to get a snack from my garden!