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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 and Applied Horn

- 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



Sounding Free: Songs of a Wounded Princess (in manuscript)

Beyond the Numbers: Female Brass Players Hearing Gender in the Music Workplace,” The Sociological Quarterly February 2024.


"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

- Rene Pagan

- Nancy Sullivan

- Marsha Palmer

- Mina Kaiser

- Priscilla McAffee

- Elaine Davis

- Arkady Shilkloper

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