Scholarship

I am passionate about the intersection of history, culture, and social change.

 

I earned my BA with Highest Honors at Swarthmore College in History and Music in 2012 and my Masters in Vocal Performance & Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College in 2016.

As a diversity and inclusion advocate, I have engaged in creating a space for singers to gather (DC Singer Collaborative) and currently work for consulting firm Peoplism as a Senior Consultant.

Selected projects: These experiences have guided my passion for performing works by female and traditionally underrepresented composers, as well as nourished my belief that all voices have an important story to tell. 

Germaine Tailleferre: "Is life not an eternal new beginning?

Thesis text available on request

  • In 2011, supported by a grant from Swarthmore, I spent a month in Paris researching the life and work of French female composer Germaine Tailleferre, member of Les Six.

  • Reconstructed excerpts of score of ballet "Le marchand d'oiseaux." Led to performance by Swarthmore College Orchestra of music not heard in the US since 1929.

  • Performed "Six chansons francais"


Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre:

 

She has also conducted research on Baroque female composer Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, culminating in a performance of her oratorio, "Le sommeil d'Ulisse" with members of Early Music Princeton. These experiences have guided her passion for performing works by female composers and artists, as well as nourished her belief that all voices have an important story to tell.