ABOUT ME
 

I moved from the Chicago area to Ellsworth, Maine, in Spring 2006. I have extensive professional performance and teaching experience, detailed below.

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DEGREES AWARDED

D. M. —Doctor of Music in Piano Performance, June 1984
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
 
M. M.—Master of Music in Musicology, August 1978
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 
M. M.—Master of Music in Applied Piano, June 1976
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 
B. M.—Bachelor of Music (magna cum laude) in Applied Piano, August 1974
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

MAJOR PERFORMANCE VENUES

American Women Composers Midwest (Chicago)
Art Institute of Chicago
Bangor Public Library
Barat College (Lake Forest, IL)
Chicago '84 International Double Bass Convention
Chicago Chinese Music Association
Chicago Cultural Center
College of the Atlantic
Composers' Forum (Chicago)
Curtiss Hall (Chicago)
DePaul University (Chicago)
Downers Grove Concert Association
The Grand Theater (Ellsworth)
Harold Washington Library (Chicago)
Independent Schools Musicale 1996 (Lake Forest, IL)
Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago
Lake Forest Academy
Lyric Opera Guild
Music in the Loft (Chicago)
North Park University (Chicago)
Northwestern University
Queen of All Saints Basilica (Chicago)
Roosevelt University (Chicago)
St. Saviour's Church (Bar Harbor, ME)
University of Maine (Orono)
Woodlands Academy (Lake Forest, IL)
WORLD PREMIERES
Baiocchi: Communion (three movements for marimba and piano—April 2000, St. Elizabeth Seton Church, Orland Hills, IL)
Baiocchi: Gbeldahoven: No One's Child (chamber opera—October 1996, Harold Washington Library, Chicago)
Baiocchi: Liszten, My Husband Is Not a Hat! (piano sonata—February 1995, DePaul University, Chicago)
Hagemann: The Aspern Papers (opera—November 1988, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL)

AMERICAN PREMIERE

Ayres: It Came Upon a Midnight Clear (Acadia Choral Society, December 2008, St. Saviour's Church, Bar Harbor, ME)

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Summer 2009
Northport Musical Theater: Pianist for The Big Bang and Five Course Love

2007 - Present
Acadia Choral Society: Music Director

2007 - Present
Somesville Union Meeting House, UCC: Music Director

2007 - Present
Acadia Children's Chorus: Music Director

2007 - 2011
Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Maine: Pianist (Music Director for A la CarteConcert Group 2008-2012)

1992 - Present
Private home-based piano and voice studio

1978 - Present
Free-lance pianist, teacher and vocal coach

July 2007
Maine Summer Youth Music Camp: Classroom teacher and show choir pianist

May 2007
Helen S. Dunn School: Choral clinic for elementary and middle school choirs

2006 - 2007
Bangor Area Children's Choir & Youth Chorale: Pianist

November 2006
Ellsworth High School: Pianist & conductor for fall musical,
Les Miserables

November 2006
MMEA District VI Middle School Honors Festival: Guest Conductor
(chorus)

2005 - 2006
St. Monica Parish Chicago: Director of Music, Liturgy & Environment
(organ, piano, conducted adult and children's choirs)

1997 - 2005
Old St. Mary's Church, Chicago: Director of Music
(organ, piano, conducted adult choir)

1991 - 2002
Am Shalom Synagogue, Glencoe: High Holy Days Choir section leader and pianist

1992 - 1996
St. Mary of the Angels Church, Chicago: Organist, cantor, and flutist

1992 - 1995
Morton Grove Community Church: Assistant Music Director
(organ, piano, harpsichord, conducted children's choir)

Fall 1994
Barat College, Lake Forest: Lecturer in Music Appreciation

1990 - 1992
St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Evanston: Assistant Music Director
(organ, piano, accompanied adult and children's choirs, conducted funeral choir)

1985 - 1992
Northwestern University Department of Voice and Opera: Vocal coach, rehearsal and performance pianist, classroom instructor in Italian, German, and French diction for voice majors and graduate students)

1989 - 1990
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Glenview: Organist, pianist, harpsichordist

1988 - 1989
St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Lake Forest: Organist, pianist, harpsichordist

1988 - 1989
Office for Divine Worship of the Archdiocese of Chicago: Accompanist/instructor for the Cantor School

1980 - 1982
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University: Program notes for guest artist series

1980 - 1982
Elgin (IL)
Daily Courier News: Music critic

1980 - 1981
Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Program notes for Youth Concert Series

Summer 1980
BRAVO Cable Arts Network: Research assistant and coordinator of visual materials

Summer 1980
Ravinia Festival: Research assistant for Murray Preview lecture series

OTHER RECENT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2008 - 2009
Adjudicator for MMTA Student Evaluations

2009
Grant review panelist for Maine Arts Teachers Fellowship Program

PROFESSIONAL STUDY

Studio Piano Teachers

Dr. Donald Isaak, Northwestern University
Dr. Claire Richards, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Dean Sanders, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Prof. Herman Godes, West Virginia University
Mrs. Florence London, Clarksburg, WV

Piano Master Classes

John Browning
Claude Frank
Lorin Hollander
Grant Johannesen
Martin Katz

Conducting (orchestra and opera)

Frederick Ockwell, Northwestern University


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