Community Building & Facilitation
I have always been fascinated by the intersection of the arts, history, and culture. Music gives us a space to experience new worlds, share stories, and imagine better possibilities.
Below, you'll find a grouping of some of my activities related to scholarship, advocacy and community building.
DC Singer Circle
I founded a group dedicated to building community and fostering difficult conversations and connection among the classical singer community, in part in response to the economic and emotional devastation of COVID-19
I model vulnerability and honesty in a field that has traditionally been dominated by forces that keep musicians and artists apart
Guided by principles of Mutualism, I am exploring ways to create spaces that can foster an increasingly collaborative understanding of what it means to be an artist in a shifting world
"Is Life Not an Eternal New Beginning? Germaine Tailleferre's Marchand d'oiseaux"
Swarthmore College, 2012
Winner, Melvin B. Troy Prize in Music and Dance
As part of this project, I restored the original score of Tailleferre's 1923 ballet and collaborated with the Swarthmore College Orchestra to present a lecture-performance. Music from the ballet had not been heard in the US since 1929.
"En français: A Contextual Analysis of French Baroque Vocal Pedagogy"
Research focusing on Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre (1665-1729) and her solo vocal cantata, "Le sommeil d'Ulisse"
An examination of the specific vocal demands placed on contemporary singers and the potential pedagogical concerns that occupied vocalists and teachers during the late 17th and early 18th centuries in France
Led to a performance of de la Guerre's music with Early Music Princeton
Research, writing and performance focused on the intersection between mental health struggles, neurodiversity, creativity, and myth