Résumé

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Skills:

  • Team leadership
  • Problem solving
  • Innovation
  • Written and oral communication
    • Common business communications
    • Written copy for web
    • Written copy for print marketing and promotions
    • Grant application writing
    • Public speaking
    • Virtual event presentation
  • Events/programming
    • Creation, planning, execution
    • Audience development
    • In-person or virtual
    • Mission-based
  • Fundraising
    • Large and small campaigns
    • Established or new donor bases
    • Specialize in innovative partnerships
  • Digital marketing and promotion
  • Technology
    • Expert user of all common software
    • Web design and construction (WordPress with basic HTML)
    • Zoom, StreamYard
    • General audio/recording/broadcast technology
    • Can support all Apple products
  • Organizational process efficiency
  • Project management

Current positions:

Education:

Doctor of Musical Arts, Orchestral Conducting, University of Houston (2011)
Master of Music, Instrumental Conducting, UNC – Greensboro (2005)
Bachelor of Arts, Music and Modern Culture Media, Brown University (2003)


Selected previous positions:

  • Interim Director of Orchestras, Grinnell College. (2017-2018)
  • Choir Director, Tifereth Israel Synagogue, Des Moines, IA (2017-2018)
  • Principal Guest Conductor, Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra of Manchester, U.K. (2015 – 2018)
  • Founder and Director, International Conductors’ Festival – Danville (2016)
  • Director of Instrumental Ensembles and Assistant Professor of Music at Centre College, in Danville, Kentucky (2012-2017)
    • Music Director, Centre College Orchestra
    • Music Director, Centre College Wind Ensemble
    • Music Director, Centre Pep Band
  • Choir Director, Ohavay Zion Synagogue, Lexington, KY (2013-2017)
  • Founder and Music Director, Houston Heights Orchestra (2011-2012)
  • Choir Director, Congregation B’rith Shalom, Houston, TX (2011-2012)
  • Conductor in Residence, Foundation for Modern Music, Houston, TX.
  • Music Director, Vista Competition for New Opera, Houston, TX.

Public Lectures and Talks:

But, it doesn’t sound Jewish! Solomon Rossi and the sound of Jewish liturgy (Limmud, MI, 2019)

“Collegiate Orchestras as Inclusive Classrooms: Being Part of the Solution.” Paper presentation, Oxford Conducting Institute Conducting Studies Conference, St. Anne’s College, Oxford University, June, 2018 and College Orchestra Directors Association National Conference, UC Irvine, February 2018.

“Conducting at a Liberal Arts College: Responsibilities and Possibilities.” Panel discussion, College Orchestra Directors Association National Conference, George Mason University, February 2017.

“Web Presence for You and Your Ensemble: What, Why, and How.” Paper presentation, College Orchestra Directors Association National Conference, University of Utah, January 2016.

“International Conductors’ Festival – Danville,” Luncheon address, Danville Rotary Club, Danville, KY, March, 2016.

“Feminine Leadership,” Keynote Address at Tau Beta Sigma Women in Music Conference, Houston, TX, April 2012

 

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