I have had a love for music my entire life which started with piano lessons at age 5. I practiced daily for years until high school, where my passion for singing was ignited. I sang some cabaret music, took a few lessons from an opera singer, sang in choir and was hooked. From there it was on to Indiana University where I received my B.M. in Vocal Performance with minors in piano, French and Italian. I moved back to Austin to take a break from opera and to be near family.
In Austin I made forays into acting, comedy and improv but always found my way back to singing so I went back to school. I got my Master’s in Voice Performance from UT where I started singing early music, focusing my studies on Baroque and late Renaissance works. In 2000 I co-founded an early music group called Diablerie that focused on producing and performing Baroque music with the many talented women musicians in Austin. We produced one Vivaldi opera and had many plans for future works but I and my co-founder started having babies, which became our focus for the next several years. I kept my pinkie in my craft during those years, singing concerts and operas with Texas Early Music Project and operas with Austin Lyric Opera’s chorus.
In addition to singing in Austin and Bastrop, I can now be spotted making short indie films. I’ve been back to writing and acting lately. Many ideas, many drafts, not enough time. Working on that!
That’s it in a nutshell.