M.M. Northwestern University
B.M. Eastman School of Music
A native of New Jersey, I currently hold the Dr. Billy Graham Principal Harp chair of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. After recent performances with the Charlotte Symphony, the Charlotte Observer kindly reported that I was able to "handle filigree solo passage with aplomb" and called my playing "serene...and sweetly swoony." I have performed with the Colorado Music Festival, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, National Repertory Orchestra, Peninsula Music Festival Orchestra, Mercury Opera Company of Rochester, and the Brevard Music Center Orchestra in addition to having toured extensively throughout North and South America as Principal Harpist with the Youth Orchestra of the Americas.
As a competition winner, I have been featured as a soloist with numerous orchestras and I'm an active chamber musician. In the 2014 CSO season, I was a featured soloist and performed the Danse sacrée et danse profane by Claude Debussy and Mozart's Concerto in C Major for Flute and Harp with colleague, Principal Flutist, Elizabeth Landon. I was a finalist for the American Harp Society National Solo Competition in Salt Lake City, Utah and I'm also a two-time winner of the American Harp Society (North Jersey Chapter) Solo Harp Competition. As harpist in the Eastman Opera Theatre orchestra, I recorded Bon Appetit!, a CD of vocal music from American composer, Lee Hoiby, under the Albany Records label. As a music educator as well, I am a guest lecturer, coach, and performer for the youth orchestra, NEOIJIBA, in Salvador, Brazil as well as the Fundación Sinfonía Youth Orchestra in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. In Charlotte, I maintain a private teaching studio. I have also served as a judge for the Young Artist's Harp Competition. I began my pre-college harp studies at the Manhattan School of Music. I hold my Bachelor of Music degree as well as a Performer's Certificate from the Eastman School of Music and a Master of Music degree with Program Honors from Northwestern University. I have has also studied at the Chicago College of the Performing Arts. My teachers included Susan Jolles, Kathleen Bride, Elizabeth Cifani, and Sarah Bullen.