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University of Minnesota

- PhD Musicology

West Virginia University

- MM Music History

University of Michigan

- MM Music Education/Horn

Capital University 

- BM Music Education/Horn




- Professor, University of St. Thomas

      Music History Curriculum

      Studio Horn -  Website, click HERE

- Instructor, UMinnesota-Duluth

     Studio Horn 

- Instructor, College of Saint Scholastica

     Studio Horn

     Brass Methods and Ensemble




- Swing Sisterhood Big Band

- Principal Horn (former), Early Music Orchestra

- Principal Horn (former), Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra

- Principal Horn (former), NOTE Opera Orchestra

- Third/Second Horn (former), Duluth-Superior Symphony

- Third Horn (former), Breckenridge Festival Orchestra

​Collaborative Chamber Musician

- Ruach Quartet

- Bald Eagle Wind Quintet

- Suite 2th

- The Improfs


Teachers, Mentors,
Peers who have  
​ Inspired Me



- Christopher Wilkinson

- Catherine Parsons Smith

- Denise von Glahn

- Lawrence Schenbeck

- Alex Lubet

- Eileen Hayes

- Kelly Harness

- Doris Evans McGinty

- Graham Wood

- Travis Stimeling

- Gayle Murchison

- Jim Hepokoski



Soulsinging:  Songs of a Wounded Princess (in manuscript)


"Brass Bodies Study Offers New Understanding on the Distinctive Physicality of Female Brass Musicians,"  International Musician, January 2020.


"Female Brass Players Negotiate Change: A Report of Selected Survey Data from the Brass Bodies Study," National Association of Wind and Percussion Instructors (Fall 2019)

"Female Brass Musicians Address Gender Parity, Gender Equity, and Sexual Harassment, A Preliminary Report on Data from the Brass Bodies Study,"  Societies 9/1 (March 2019)

"Dirty Love: Frank Zappa and the Antithetical Love Song," Rock Music Studies 23/1 (March 2018)


"Rockin' it Local: Women's Rock Bands in the Twin Cities." In A History of Womens' Bands in the United States, ed. Jill Sullivan. Rowan and Littlefield, 2017.

"Recovery Blues: Healing the Musical Self." In Notes of Hope, Stories of Musicians Coping with Injuries, ed. David Vining.  Mountain Peak Music, 2014.

“Working After Breast Cancer Treatment: Lessons from Musicians,” Medical Problems of Performing Artists, Dec. 2012 (co-authored with Charles Gessert, Jean Giebenhain, and Lisa Starr).

“Livelihood vs. Life: The Occupational Well-Being of Women Musician Survivors of Breast Cancer,”  Medical Problems of Performing Artists, March 2012 (co-authored with Charles Gessert, Jean Giebenhain, and Lisa Starr.)

“Hearing the Other in ‘Masque of Blackness.’”  In Blackness in Opera:  How Race and Blackness Play Out in Opera, ads. Naomi André, Karen M. Bryan, and Eric Saylor, 32-54. University of Illinois Press, 2012.


“Shaping Uplift Through Music,” Black Music Research Journal, Spring 2009.

“Harriett Gibbs Marshall and Musical Spectacle at the Washington Conservatory.” In More than the Blues: Black Women in Music, eds. Linda Williams and Eileen Hayes. University of Illinois Press, 2007.

“Debuting Her Political Voice: The Lost Opera of Shirley Graham Du Bois,” Black Music Research Journal, Spring 2006, 39-88.

And Many More...who have encouraged me throughout this wonderfully crazy journey of Life.




- Nicholas J. Perrini

- Gail Williams

- Marie Louise Nuenecker

- Denise Tryon

- Ellen Dinwiddie Smith

- Rene Pagan

- Nancy Sullivan

- Marsha Palmer

- Mina Kaiser

- Priscilla McAffee

- Elaine Davis

- Arkady Shilkloper

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