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Professor, Orchestra Director, and Chair of Music
Davidson College

I am in my twenty-first season as a professor of music and director of the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra (DCSO). I was the music director for 11 seasons with the Lee County Community Orchestra (LCCO) in Sanford, North Carolina, and I have served as a guest conductor, cover conductor, and pre-concert speaker for the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra where was the premiere instructor for their Symphony 101 adult education program.

In 2019, I was recognized as an Honored Artist of The American Prize, a series of non-profit national competitions in the performing arts. Honored Artists are individuals who have proven themselves to be artists of sustained excellence over a number of seasons as laureates in the competitions. Under my direction, the DCSO was the national winner of The American Prize 2018 for orchestral performance in the collegiate division. I have also placed in several other American Prize competitions for conducting and orchestral programming, and in conjunction with Artist Associate Jacquelyn Culpepper, I won the Metrolina Theatre Association’s Award for Outstanding Musical Direction/Conducting for Davidson College’s 2011 production of Sondheim’s Into the Woods.

Outside of Davidson, I have conducted orchestras throughout the south and northeast, and have particularly enjoyed serving as a clinician and guest conductor for middle and high school orchestras in North Carolina. I have also guest conducted orchestras in Brazil and Germany, and in Bulgaria, I won the first Varna International Conducting Competition in 2007. I also worked with the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic in the Czech Republic as a 2008 League of American Orchestras Women Conductors Grant recipient.

Please visit my website for my full professional bio.