Church music has been part of my life since I can remember and it has always influenced my journey. While beginning my studies at Capital University in Columbus, I received a call from St. Mark’s Episcopal Church to be their paid soloist and choral section leader. For four years, the liturgical skills I learned at St. Mark’s augmented the musical skills I learned in school.
When I finished my Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance, I moved to Dayton and began a career at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. At St. Paul’s, I led an adult choir, handbell choir, children’s choir and instrumental ensembles.
During my time in Dayton, I performed with Dayton Opera, the Dayton Philharmonic Chorus and I was on stage and music director at several theatres in the area. I have also had opportunities to sing at Avery Fisher Hall in New York, Washington National Cathedral, Worcester Cathedral and Lincoln Cathedral, both in England. Most recently, I was privileged to play the carillon at the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul in the center of St. Petersburg, Russia.