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Cello Faculty

Cello Choir

Available For

P.C., Northern Illinois University
M.M., Northern Illinois University
B.M., University of Arizona
H.S., Greenway High School, Phoenix, AZ

Additional Studies / Recent Awards / Recordings
Academy of the West
Aspen Music Festival
Ravinia Steans Institute 

Basic Teaching Philosophy or Special Music Interests/Specialties

Sharing the inspirational gifts given to me by my musical gurus (heroes), Gordon Epperson and Raya Garbousova, brings great joy to me as a teacher. I feel the teaching of music transcends the academic. When approached with heartfelt commitment, it will encourage and provide wisdom, compassion, self-expression, understanding, tolerance—qualities that continually enable us to make our world a better place.

Professional Affiliations & Activities

Grant Park Symphony, 1992-present
Chicago Symphony Orchestra: regular substitute, 1996-present
Northern Illinois University Music Department and CSA: faculty, 1989-present
Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra: music director, 2003-present
Rockford Symphony Youth Orchestra: music director, 2014-present
Northern Illinois University Sinfonia and Symphonette: music director, 1995-present

Interests/hobbies outside of music:
Running/Bike Riding/Hiking/Pilates/Plalking Tennis Stamp Collecting Book Collecting