I have been involved in Catholic Church music for more than twenty-five years. I've always loved music. I studied piano for 10 years through childhood and high school, and then discovered my singing voice at Georgetown College in Georgetown Kentucky where I received a Bachelor of Arts in Music. I then went on to earn a Masters of Music in vocal performance from Indiana University, and performed in opera and music theater productions in Europe, Japan, and the United States for several years.
I lived in New York City from 1990 to 1992, where I served as a cantor and soloist in New York City churches. In 1992, I moved back home to the South, and have lived in Nashville since then.
I served as a cantor and soprano soloist at the Cathedral of the Incarnation here in Nashville for fifteen years, where I cantored weddings, funerals, ordinations, and special events. I also planned and directed concerts of Lenten and Advent music, Lessons and Carols, Evening Prayer, and Stations of the Cross.
For the past four years, I have served at Saint Stephens Catholic Community in Mount Juliet as a cantor and director of the children's choir. I also serve on the RCIA team and as an RCIA sponsor.
In addition to church music, I've worked in the corporate world for twenty years as a Corporate Training Manager, providing leadership and skills training to organizations in the banking, healthcare, and insurance industries.
In the past few years I've put those skills to work along with my love of music and history by designing and teaching workshops in Catholic church history and music repertoire, Latin liturgy and pronunciation, music-reading and sight-reading skills, and scripture study.
I have a life-long love of Medieval and Renaissance music, and play recorder in a Renaissance Early Music ensemble. I'm also a stained glass artist, and I design and create stained glass windows and jewelry.
I am very excited to be at Assumption. I have sung at Oktoberfest and various events here for the past twenty years, and have always had a great fondness for this church. We are very fortunate to have this beautiful and historic setting in which to celebrate the Mass.
I'm looking forward to building a strong and vibrant choir program, and to our walk of faith together as a choir - as we use our God-given charisms to minister to our parish in song!