Collaborative Pianist, Vocal Director, Music Director
Engaging singers, actors, and students in a rehearsal setting requires high energy, efficiency, and compassion. I respect my fellow musicians’ time and feelings with fast-paced, friendly collaboration, and I devote myself to the extreme attention to detail required of both an accompanist and a director.
Accompanist, North Park University Women’s Chorale
Duties: Accompany warm-ups and rehearsals, lead sectionals, and perform with choir at North Park University choral concerts.
Accompanist, Lyons Township High School Music Department
2012–2020 (full time 2017–2019)
Duties: Accompany daily warm-ups and rehearsals for six choir classes, accompany weekly soloists in two Vocal Techniques classes, perform in concerts, lead sectional rehearsals, help to manage large class sizes, substitute for choir teachers when required.
Accompanist and Theory Teacher, Spirito! Singers, Downers Grove, IL
Duties: Accompany weekly rehearsals for Ragazze choir (middle school girls), prepare and teach intermediate or advanced theory lessons as part of weekly rehearsal.
Accompanist, Chancel Choir, Community Presbyterian Church, Clarendon Hills, IL
Duties: Accompany weekly choir rehearsals, accompany choir during Sunday worship services, provide occasional hymn accompaniment and other service music.
Selected Directing Experience
|The Addams Family *||Vocal Director and Keyboard Conductor||Morton West High School 2022|
|The Sound of Music||Music Director||Summer Place Theatre 2022|
|Joseph and the… Dreamcoat||Music Director||Lyons Township High School 2022|
|Beauty and the Beast *||Vocal and Music Director||MWHS 2021|
|Summer Lovin’||Writer and Director||SPT 2021|
|Spring Fundraiser Cabaret||Writer, Vocal Director||SPT 2020|
|Spamalot||Vocal and Music Director||LTHS 2020|
|Singin’ in the Rain *||Vocal Director||MWHS 2019|
|South Pacific *||Vocal and Music Director||SPT 2019|
|Grease||Music Director||LTHS 2019|
|In the Heights *||Vocal Director and Pit Keyboard||MWHS 2018|
|Footloose *||Vocal and Music Director||SPT 2018|
|The Drowsy Chaperone *||Vocal and Music Director||LTHS 2018|
|Seussical *||Vocal Director and Pit Keyboard||MWHS 2017|
|Anything Goes *||Vocal Director||SPT 2017|
|The 25th Annual … Spelling Bee||Keyboard Conductor||SPT 2017|
|The Little Mermaid *||Vocal and Music Director||MWHS 2016|
|Next to Normal *||Vocal Director||Fox Country Players 2016|
*also served as rehearsal accompanist
Skills and Hobbies
Master of Music in Collaborative Piano (Vocal Coaching), North Park University
Lyric diction, opera, conducting, organ
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Knox College
Minors in Music and French
Copywriting and copyediting
Web design, SEO, and social media
Fiddle, tin whistle
Folk music of the British isles
Crocheting, knitting, sewing, and crafts