I am a teaching conductor who loves the rehearsal process and the discovery of an ensemble’s best sound. The variety of possible sounds and the pursuit of perfect harmonies demand a flexible pedagogy from conductor and singer alike. I program for relevance and form robust partnerships – within and beyond the arts. I ask my singers to bring their poet, athlete, activist, and community-oriented self to each rehearsal and to everything we sing.
I want my students to be better masters, not better mimics. To have a malleable, actionable understanding of concepts that allows them to be consciously unfinished – ready and excited to learn “what’s now possible.” I love the synthesis of ideas from a variety of disciplines and use them to offer multiple pathways to understanding. Read more about my teaching philosophy here.
Singing is where I began. I started in opera and classical music but loved what else the voice could do and how more intimate performing spaces felt more connected to what was important to me. I formed a theater company to foster productions that could keep breaking the fourth wall and put art to work in the community. And I formed a voice studio to fully explore and support good singing in both contemporary and traditional styles.