Bachelor of Music with Distinction,
Voice Performance University of Michigan December 1979
-voice study with Leonard Johnson (2 years) and Ralph
Herbert (1 year)
-conducting with Lawrence Marsh (1 year))
-keyboard study (2 years)
-language study of Spanish, French, German and Italian (1
-movement for actors with Irene Connors (2 years)
-various roles in opera productions (Strauss, Mozart)
-premiere of songs by composition students
Master of Music, Voice Performance
University of Michigan May
-voice study with Leonard Johnson
-vocal pedagogy with various faculty members (1
-graduate courses in Spanish literature
-conducting with Thomas Hilbish (1year)
-studio singer for graduate conductors working with Gustav
-roles in opera productions (Mozart, Menotti)
-soloist in Early Music Ensemble conducted by Edward
Interlochen Summer 1978
-opera role (Humperdinck)
Cursillo de Música
Antigua - Daroca, Spain 1981, 1982
Study of early Italian vocal technique and performance
practice with Rosemarie Miester (of Switzerland's Canti
Amorosi Ensemble). Scholarship awarded. Soloist on
Música Antigua en El
Escorial - El Escorial, Spain 1982
General study of Voice, performance practice and baroque
gesture with Nigel Rogers and others. Soloist in choir
directed by Phillipe Herreweghe.
Academy of Early Music - University
of Michigan 1982, 1983
Specific study in early Italian and French solo and
choral literature. Assistantship granted second year.
Baroque Performance Institute - Oberlin College, Oberlin,
Study of voice with Max van Egmond, baroque dance and
gesture with Catherine Turocy. Assistantship granted.
Aston Magna - Rutgers University,
Rutgers, New Jersey 1984
Study of voice with David Thomas. Scholarship awarded.
Private Study of voice with Emma
The Fortepiano in Ensemble Music -
Westfield Center, Easthampton, Massachusetts 1985
Masterclass with Max van Egmond on Mozart Lieder
recorded by NPR.
Workshop in 18th Century Music -
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario 1985
Study of voice with Jeffrey Dooley. Performances with
Colin Tilney and soloists from Tafelmusik (Mozart,
Beethoven). Scholarship awarded.
-Violin Study with Emily Austin
(principle, Detroit Symphony Orchestra) 1970-75
-Baroque Dance and Gesture with Catherine Turocy (New
York Baroque Dance Company) and Elaine Biagi Turner (Danse
Baroque Canada) 1983-89.
-Alexander Technique private study and workshops with
Alice Greminger and Bruce Fertman (Director of Alexander
School of Philadelphia) 1987 to 1995.
-Self-Presentation Seminar with Stan Grindstaff
-Music and Medicine Workshop - Grand Rapids 1988
-Therapeutic Listening Workshop with Gary Diggins -
New York 1989
-Physical Anatomy with Stephen Price (D.C.) 1990 to
-Eurythmy through the Steiner Institute of Ann Arbor
Attunement Studies through Emissaries International
-Spiritual Expression Course #1 - England 1990
-Spiritual Expression Course #2 - California 1992
-Attunement workshops (Colorado, California, Illinois, and
New York) 1991-93
-Completed apprenticeship 1994
Flower of Life (video course) - MerKaBa with Drunvalo
Multidimensional Cellular Healing with Ken Page
Mahatma/I AM training with Adam David 1996
Ann Arbor Practical Psychic Institute - Auric
readings, healing and channeling. All course work with Seth
channel John Friedlander, 1996 to 1998.
Earth/Sky Workshop with Drunvalo Melchizedek 1997,
1998, 2002, 2003 as assistant
Cuadro Musical 1981-83
Soloist in Spanish early music ensemble with Eduardo
López Banzo (Al Ayre Español).
Oriana 1983 to present
Soloist with early music ensemble performing in Midwest
and East Coast cities. Repertoire consists of Baroque and
Classical chamber music.
Michigan Bach Festival 1985
Boston Early Music Festival
Academy of Early Music 1987 to
Concert soloist, appearances with Paul Hillier and Jaap
Toledo Opera 1988-89
Roles performed: Massenet's Cendrillon (stepmother);
Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel (witch); Monteverdi's
L'Incoronazione di Poppea (Poppea).
Solo Chant Concerts of music by Hildegard von Bingen
(1098-1179) 1994 to present. Solo performances in US and
-Private vocal studio in Spain
-Private vocal studio in Ann Arbor 1983 to present
-Faculty member (part time) Practical Psychic Center of Ann
Arbor 1997 to 1998.
-Faculty member (part time) Essence Point Spiritual Center
1998 to present
-Private Intuitive Sessions and Coaching 1992 to present
Specializing in professional singers, speakers, healers and
actors. Includes working with cast members of Vagina
Monologues and Lion King in New York post 9/11, many 'new
Lecture/Demonstrations with Oriana
Albion College, University of Michigan - Flint, Detroit
Public Library, Alma College, Tecumseh, and residency in
Alpena Public Schools
Singing the Songs of Hildegard von Bingen 1995 to
An experiential introduction to her music and times.
Participants learn two chants and some basics of chant
notation and performance practice. Past presenters include
Call To Action, Wells College (New York) and the Detroit
Sacred Chant Workshop Series 1996
A monthly series of workshops introducing people to
chant from various sacred traditions, both Western and
Eastern. Co-sponsored by local churches.
Healing with Sacred Sound 1995 to
A series of workshop devoted to exploring singing,chant
and sound for relaxation and healing purposes. Sponsored by
Call to Action, Association of Humanistic Psychology, a
variety of churches, new age bookstores and spiritual
Sound Healing and the Heart of Light 2000 to
The Heart of Light is an emerging energy that results from
the balancing of Sacred Masculine and Sacred Feminine within
our hearts. It can be opened through prayer, meditation and
Seminar for Healers/Message Givers/Intuitives on
Channeling/Connecting to Spirit 2002
Connecting to angelic guides with greater accuracy helps to
avoid fatigue, chronic physical issues, increase the clarity
of the information and avoid healer burn out.
Assistant Conductor - Taller de
Música, a mixed voice choir of college students
and townspeople in Zaragoza, Spain. Vocal pedagogy and
partial rehearsals. 1981-83.
Assistant Conductor - Los Infantes
del Pilar, a cathedral boys and men choir in Spain.
Responsible for vocal pedagogy and historical
Music Director and Conductor of
Calvary Presbyterian Church Choir, a small (100 members)
church in Ann Arbor. Responsible for many unique
performances which included members of Ars Musica, the
Baroque Orchestra, performing church anthems of Handel and
Purcell, Vivaldi's Gloria (in the first original instrument
performance in Michigan) and works of Monteverdi.
Music Director and Conductor of Our
Lady's Madrigal Singers, a semi-professional mixed-voice
ensemble specializing in Renaissance and Baroque repertoire.
The ensemble moved beyond their amateur status and recorded
two commercial albums during my tenure. 1989-1994.
Founder and Director of Oriana,
an original instruments ensemble. 1983 to present.
Promotions and bookings for midwest and local concerts,
audience outreach, grant applications, general management
Assistant Manager of Ars Musica,
the Baroque Orchestra based in Ann Arbor. 1984-85.
Organized and carried out a 30-city tour with Harold Shaw
Management, managed three local concert series, general
Board of Directors, Academy of
Early Music, Treasurer 1989-1993, President 1993-1995.
Publicity and promotion for local concert series, general
duties of treasurer, managing group insurance policy,
fund-raising, concert promotion and production.
Executive Director, Healing Chants, 1999 to present.
A for-profit organization dedicated to uniting the arts and
spirit for healing purposes. Sponsors concerts encouraging
meditation, workshops on mind, body and spiritual awareness
for general public and advanced seminars for musicians,
actors, and healing practitioners of alternative and
mainstream modalities. Publishing branch begun 2001 for
audio and print, as well as web resources.
Radio España 1981-83
-Vocal soloist with early music ensemble Cuadro
-Vocal soloist in concerts during the Cursillos de
-Assistant Conductor of Los Infantes del Pilar
-Assistant Conductor and soloist with Taller de
National Public Radio 1983 to
-Solo concerts of Hildegard von Bingen's chant &endash;
-Soloist with Oriana, up to 20 concerts per year recorded
-Soloist with Academy of Early Music, one concert per
-Soloist with Toledo Opera
-Conductor of Our Lady's Madrigal Singers, 1 - 2 concerts
Healing Chants of Hildegard
von Bingen 2002
Healing Chants - HC 4302 (live concert, solo vocal, some
Meditation Chants of Hildegard von
-Schoolkids' Records - SKR 1803 (solo vocal)
-Ave Maria Press - AMP 894-6 re-released 1997
Unfurling Love's Creation - chants
of Hildegard von Bingen 1997
-Lyrichord Discs - LEMS 8027 (solo vocal)
Songs of Love and Death -
Renaissance Madrigals 1994
-Our Lady's Madrigal Singers directed by Norma Gentile
This Endris Night - Christian and
Jewish Seasonal Music 1992
-Our Lady's Madrigal Singers directed by Norma
Sedona Journal 1999 to present
------Intuitive Articles published on various topics
PhenomeNEWS Magazine 1999 to present
------Articles on sound and healing, various topics
Spirit in the Smokies 1998
Community Connexion 1998-1999
Crazy Wisdom 1998
Early Music America Magazine 1998-1999
Christian Women's Network 1999
------Articles on sound and healing, various topics
Healing Chants Monthly Newsletter 2001 to present
Brook "The Last Ghost Dance"
(hour interview, Hildegard's music)
(30 min interview, sound healing)
CBS-TV (interview and live healing demonstration)
Emerging Renaissance ( 2 one-half hour TV interviews, sacred
geometry, sound healing, how-to demonstrations)
WDAV - Concert/Workshop (North Carolina)
WBNI Concert/Workshop (Indiana)
WDET/Michigan Public Radio -All Things Considered Interview
by Nkenge Zola
Radio Kultura (Germany) Interview by Rainer Baumgartener
WQRS (Detroit) Interview by Dave Wagner
American Record Guide
Creation Spirituality Network Magazine
Early Music America Magazine
Christianity and the Arts
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