It’s my pleasure to announce that on Saturday, December 18th, 2021, I graduated from James Madison University with my Doctorate in Voice: Performance, Pedagogy and Literature. In addition to successfully defending and publishing my doctoral dissertation, “Words, Music, Memory: An Exploration of Four Soprano Song Cycles by Lori Laitman on Poetry by Victims of the Holocaust,” I was also featured singing the National Anthem and the Alma Mater for the December Commencement Ceremony.
In January 2022, my family and I made the move to Winston-Salem, NC where I’ve recently started a new position at Wake Forest University in their Office of Admissions. As the Senior Associate Dean of Admissions with a focus on Operations I will manage the enrollment management system CRM Slate as well as serve as the Territory Manager for applicants from Florida. I’m looking forward to all these new adventures!
On December 5th, the Words, Music, Memory exhibit will be in residency at the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts at James Madison University. The opening of the exhibit will coincide with the lecture recital “Words, Music, Memory: An Exploration of Four Soprano Song Cycles by Lori Laitman based on Poetry by Victims of the Holocaust.” The exhibit will conclude during James Madison University’s International Holocaust Remembrance programming as a part of a 2-day residency with composer Lori Laitman on Friday, January 28th.
It is my distinct pleasure to invite you to a free streaming event, “Words, Music, Memory: (Re)presenting Voices of the Holocaust,” where I will be performing a voice recital with the incredibly talented Dr. Jeanette Zyko (oboe/English horn) and Jeremiah Padilla (piano) for the opening of the Museum of History and Holocaust Education’s newest travelling exhibit. I will be performing selections from four soprano song cycles by composer Lori Laitman.
This concert is the culmination of nearly two years of work with my fellow Oberlin alum, Adina Langer, and will prominently feature the work I’ll be presenting for my final DMA lecture recital at James Madison University (local friends – December 5th in the Recital Hall, more details soon!)