I am a native of New Mexico, with a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Western New Mexico University, and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from New Mexico State University. I have been teaching, both privately and through schools and Universities, for thirteen years. I taught as an Adjunct Faculty member at WNMU; as a voice teacher at the United Nations International School in New York; and as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at NMSU.
I have also spent a large majority of my life on the stage. I began my career at the age of nine and have performed in numerous local and international productions since. I have had the good fortune of performing with such companies/organizations as; the DoŮa Ana Lyric Opera and the Las Cruces Symphony in NM; the NMSU Choir in NM, England, and Scotland; Da Capo Opera, the Philharmonia Virtuosi Concert Series and Manhattan Opera Troupe in NY; the International Opera Academy in Rome, Italy; and the Neil Semer Vocal Institute in Cosefeld, Germany. I was also fortunate enough to work with composer Daniel Humbert on his premier recording of a new musical " A Christmas to Remember."
Some of my favorite Operatic, Musical Theatre and Dramatic Roles include:
- Gilda in Rigoletto, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Gretel in Hansel und Gretel, Anne Ford in Falstaff
- Musical Theatre:
- Cinderella in Into the Woods, Grace in Annie, Lucy in The Telephone, Marsinah in Kismet and Philia in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
- Puck in A Midsummer Nightís Dream, Sheila in The Boys Next Door, and Barbara Allen in Dark of the Moon
Highlights of my Concert career include performing as the featured soloist with the Las Cruces Symphony in Vivaldiís Gloria, Mozartís Requiem, Rossiniís Petite Messe Solemna and Bachís B Minor Mass with the NMSU Choir and Chamber Ensemble.