Teaching Résumé


Overview

2012-Present — Adjunct Professor of Voice, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New Studio on Broadway, New York, New York

2012-Present — Director, Master Teacher, Stagebound Vocal Intensive, National Opera Center, New York, New York

2010-2015 — National Panelist in Classical Voice, YoungArts, Miami, Florida

2009-2012 — Head of Vocal Division, Fine Arts Center, Greenville, South Carolina

2007-Present — Ottimavoce, Inc., Pre-College Conservatory, Private Voice Studio, Production and Recording Company, Atlanta, Georgia

2004-2008 — Assistant Professor of Voice, Department of Music, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia

2003-2004 — Artist In Residence, Department of Music, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia


TEaching Experience

NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, New Studio on Broadway

Adjunct Professor of Voice, 2012-Present, New York, New York

  • Weekly voice instruction for gifted Broadway-bound students (enrollment by audition only).
  • Created/developed curriculum, including structured breathing exercises and vocalises.
  • Repertoire guideline for Book preparation. 
  • Performance masterclasses offered each semester; seniors offer 10 minute Cabaret as final project.
  • Artistic Evaluator (auditions) for incoming freshmen, voice faculty and departmental projects.
  • Vocal Consultant for major NYU productions, including RENT.

Stagebound Vocal Intensive, National Opera Center

Director, Master Teacher, 2012-Present, New York, New York

  • Plan, organize and directed an extensive curriculum for a week of intensive vocal training representing all genres of music (including classical, musical theater, jazz, pop, R&B, country and gospel).
  • Curriculum includes breathing techniques, movement for singers, music business, networking, branding, marketing, performance preparation/etiquette, health/body maintenance, appropriate dress and repertoire for audition/performance, drama and interpretation.
  • Intensive culminates with "Mock" auditions before industry professionals and live stream showcase performance.
 
 

Classical Voice, YoungArts

National Panelist and Master Teacher, 2010-2015, Miami, Florida 

  • Panelist at YoungArts, an exclusive classical voice competition recognizing and awarding the most outstanding young (ages 15-18), gifted vocalists in the nation, including the honor of nominating the top twenty Presidential Scholars of the Arts.

The Fine Arts Center

Head of Vocal Division, 2009-2012, Greenville, South Carolina 

  • Daily voice instruction for gifted magnet high school students (enrollment by audition only).
  • Created/developed curriculum, including movement for singers, structured vocalises, daily studio classes, weekly performance masterclasses and knowledge of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).
  • Weekly instruction in repertoire and résumé building/refinement, audition techniques and English, Italian and German diction.
  • Two formal public recitals offered each academic year.
  • All seniors presented a senior project and recital.  
 
 

Kennesaw State University

Assistant Professor of Voice, 2003-2007, Kennesaw, Georgia 

  • Weekly studio classes as part of the curriculum for Music Majors.
  • A formal public Studio Recital offered every semester.
  • Founded “First Performance Club” for music performance majors.

University of California

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Santa Barbara, California 

  • Music 114 (Pop & Music Culture)
  • Music 11 Fundamentals of Music.
  • Administered workshops for choirs and ensembles.
  • Assigned all voice classes and a private studio.
 
 

University of Texas

Graduate Student, Vocal Performance and Vocal Pedagogy, Austin, Texas 

  • Improved vocal technique and interpretation of male and female Music Majors and Non-Music Majors.
  • Composed and implemented curriculum for singers with vocal damage/nodes, immediately after surgery.
  • Devised breathing and vocal techniques, as well as exercises for singers to resume complete vocal recovery and health.

Membership Organizations

2012-Present — Member of Opera America

2005-Present — National Association of Teachers of Singing

2003-Present — College Music Society 

2010-2015 — Board of Directors Advisory Council, Greenville Symphony

2009-2015 — Presidential Advisory Council, Furman University, Phi Kappa Phi, National Academic Honor Society, Mu Phi Epsilon


Education

Fulbright Scholar, La Scala, Milan, Italy

Studied seven operatic and orchestral roles with Maestro Gabriele Pisani emphasizing the bel canto technique and the verismo style of singing

Post Graduate DMA Vocal Performance, University of California, Santa Barbara

  • Minor:  Vocal Pedagogy
  • Completed 135 credit hours of study
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant 

MM Vocal Performance, University of Texas at Austin

  • Minor: Vocal Pedagogy
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant

BM Vocal Performance, Furman University