My first recital was underwhelming.
Sophomore voice majors at Carnegie Mellon University are required to make utter fools of themselves by writing and presenting an original show. I bet you can't guess our theme!
The Carnegie Mellon Concert Choir was the first international choir to ever perform in Trinidad, and I had the great pleasure of performing this beautiful work in all of our concerts there.
I spent seven wonderful years as the Director of Music and Art at First Congregational Church of Memphis. Creating enough art and music to fill this space was an epic adventure.
For two years I was trained in conducting by The New York Philharmonic's Michael Gilbert, father of Alan Gilbert.
Mahler's 4th Symphony 2nd Movement at the Germantown Performing Arts Center.
I went to grad school at the University of Memphis. Apparently I decided that my Master's Recital was the perfect time to try out my Adele costume.
I moved to Austin to live the dream, and I was right. This is what work looks like. Fun fact: Shakey Graves was the first live musician I saw after moving to Austin.