I love working with ensembles of any age or ability level and enjoy serving as an adjudicator, clinician, and guest conductor. I specialize in interpreting early music from the Baroque era using historically-informed performance practice and period instruments. I also specialize in music that inspires equity and justice. This music includes, but is not limited to: Spirituals, Gospel and Freedom Songs from the Civil Rights Movement.
The Anti-Racist Classroom or Rehearsal
In all things that I do, I use a lens of equity, justice and inclusion — choral communities are no exception. I am often called upon to serve in an advisory capacity for academic institutions (K-12 and collegiate), churches, and community-based adult and youth ensembles. I assist with: policy review and revision, curriculum design, diversity and inclusion training, and personnel searches.
Repertoire Diversity & Inclusion
Representation matters. It matters to your current and potential singers, audience members, and financial supporters. I offer services in helping directors and organizations find repertoire that embodies the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. In addition to helping you find repertoire, I also provide historical and social context as well as biographical information to help ensembles interpret pieces. I also assist with program notes.
Equitable Recruiting in Choral Communities
Before hiring a new director or launching an initiative to foster a more inclusive membership, choral communities must be thorough in their preparation in planning in order to be successful in retaining new recruits. We will work to ensure that your organization is well positioned to support all individuals in your community.