To maintain a career in music education 

Highlight of Qualifications

  • Experience at teaching and directing students of all ages

  • Over 25 years of private music instruction

  • Bachelors degree in Music Education Vocal and Instrumental music

  • Masters degree in music

  • Founder and artistic director of SouthEast Wisconsin Performing Arts (SEWPA)

  • Experience in directing a variety of musical, operatic, dramatic,  choral productions, and instrumental groups

Teaching Experience

  • 2017-Present, Music Teacher at PACT - Natomas Charter School

  • 2015-present, Began band instrumental lessons, voice and choir club at St. Marks Lutheran School

  • 2012-2016, Choir and Musical Director, Valley View Elementary School, Rocklin, California

  • 2011-Present, Children’s Choir Director, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Rocklin, California

  • 2007-2011, Created and led Fine Arts camp for SEWPA for students age 6-12 providing students with a variety of musical instrument, vocal and dramatic opportunities

  • 2007-2011, Children’s Choir Director, Christ Lutheran Academy, Kenosha, Wisconsin

  • 2005-2010, Adjunct faculty member at Concordia University Wisconsin

  • 1999-2000, Adjunct faculty member at Carthage College, Kenosha

  • 1997-1999, Adjunct faculty member at Indiana University Purdue University, Fort Wayne

  • 1993-Present, Private voice instructor

  • 1995-1997, Elementary music education specialist, band director, Holy Cross Lutheran Elementary, Ft. Wayne, Indiana

  • 1993-1995, Choral and Band director, Lutheran High School of Dallas Texas

Educational Background

1997 M.M. in Vocal Performance, Ball State University

1993 B.S. in Education at Concordia College, Seward, NE, K-12 Music Education

Musicals Directed for Schools

1995 Directed Annie Get Your Gun for Lutheran High School of Dallas

2012 Spring Musical Revue: St. Marks, Citrus Heights, CA

2013 Through the looking glass: St. Marks, Citrus Heights,CA

2014 The Wizard of Oz :Valley View Elementary, Rocklin, CA

2014 The Wizard of Oz: St. Marks, Citrus Heights, CA

2015 Beauty and the Beast Jr.: Valley View Elementary, Rocklin, CA

2015 Beauty and the Beast Jr; St. Marks, Citrus Heights, CA

2016 Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. Valley View Elementary, Rocklin, CA

Other Musical Experience

  • 2005-2011, Founder and Artistic Director of SEWPA, Produced and directed 25 operas and operettas for children, young adults and adults

  • 2005-2011, Chorus member for the Florentine Opera

  • 2010, Soloist for Sound Poem Inspired by Nosferatu with the Choral Arts Society of Southeast Wisconsin

  • 2008, Played the mother of Cio Cio San in Madame Butterfly for the Florentine Opera

  • 2004, Soloist for Peer Gynt with the Racine Symphony Orchestra

  • 2002, Played title role in Norma with the Milwaukee Opera Theatre

  • 1996-1997, Oratorio soloist with the Schola Cantorum of Fort Wayne, Indian