I studied composition under Dr. Larry Bell and Howard Frazien. In composition, as in life, I explore the interaction between the old and the new, tradition and innovation, examining every nuance and implication of my experiences and musical ideas. Composer Walter Saul has described my work as “stunningly resourceful with scant material.”
My works have been performed in a variety of contexts including the national conference of the Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers; the 2016 Rhode Island All-State Festival; the 2017 New Music Festival in Fitchburg, MA; and commemorative events at local churches. I am also a collaborative pianist, the music director of Carolina Free Baptist Church, and maintain a private teaching studio.
When I’m not at the piano, you can find me in the kitchen preserving the harvest or making bread, cheese, or yogurt from ingredients produced on the small farm I share with my husband. I find relaxation in the great outdoors, whether caring for the chickens, milking goats, and large organic garden or hiking in the mountains. We are a family of musicians: my husband is a classically-trained guitarist; my son is majoring in double bass performance; and my daughter is also planning to pursue a career in music.