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 SUMMARY

  A dedicated performer with a strong background in collaboration, coaching and teaching. 

  Excellent communicator with a keen ability to identify and adapt to individuals’ learning styles.

  Experienced speaker/presenter. Previous business career developed exceptional organizational,

  leadership and marketing skills.

 

EDUCATION

    Bowling Green State University                                                                                                                                           May 2012

    • Master of Music Performance: Collaborative Piano: GPA 4.0                                                         Bowling Green, Ohio

        Piano professors: Thomas Rosenkranz, Robert Shannon, Kevin Bylsma

    • Teaching Assistantship: Accompanist with the Choral Department

        Awards: First place Duo in 12th Dr. Marjorie Conrad Art Song Competition—2011

    University of Toledo                                                                                                                                                                    Aug 1991 

    • Bachelor of Music: Piano Performance: Cum Laude                                                                                             Toledo, Ohio 

        Piano professors: Frances Renzi, Michael Boyd

 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    University of Toledo                                                                                                                                        Aug 2016 to May 2018

       Group Piano Instructor                                                                                                                                                      Toledo, Ohio

   • Taught Group Piano Levels I and II to music majors. Group Piano to non-majors.

       Music Director/Vocal Coach/Pianist

   • Music Director/Harpsichordist: UT Opera Ensemble—Dido and Aeneas—Purcell, Fall 2017.

   • Accompanied and coached vocal students for lessons, juries recitals, competitions and master classes.

       Accompanied Faculty Voice Recitals.  Art Song pianist/vocal coach for Janus Vocal Arts Festival 2017.

   

    Clausius Home Studio                                                                                                                    1982 to 2002/2007 to present

    Private Piano Instructor                                                                                                                                                        Toledo, Ohio 

   • Teach beginning through advanced level students piano technique, theory and applicable history.

       Prepare students for recitals, festivals, auditions, and other performing opportunities. 

    Independent Artist/Musician                                                                                                                                       1980 to present

    Collaborative Pianist/Coach, Music Director and Organist:                                                              NE Ohio, SW Michigan

   • Collaborates/coaches vocalists, instrumentalists and choirs for public and television performances,   

       private recitals, competitions and auditions. Accompanist for vocal/instrumental majors’ recitals and

       juries at area Universities.  Lead Keyboardist in pit orchestra with Toledo Rep (2014), Music Director of

       Tomfoolery with the Village Players (2016)   Music Director of Assassins with Village Players (2019) 

       Chamber and Solo artist for several area events/concerts. Vocal Coach BGSU Summer Vocal Arts 2019.

   St. Andrew's Episcopal Church                                                                                                                    January 2020 to present

    Minister of Music                                                                                                                                                                      Toledo, Ohio

  • Organist/Pianist for all religious services

  • Director of Adult Vocal and Bell Choirs

  • Prepares and chooses music for all services, including choir anthems

 

   Substitute Church Musician                                                                                                                                   May 2017 to 2019

    Organist/Pianist                                                                                                                                                                        Toledo, Ohio

    • Plays organ/piano as needed for services, choir rehearsals, weddings and funerals. Churches served include     

        Trinity Episcopal, St. Andrew's Episcopal, St. Michael's Episcopal in the Hill, Holy Trinity Lutheran, Olivet     

        Lutheran and Redeemer Lutheran.

    Trinity Episcopal Church                                                                                                                                 Aug 2015 to May 2017

    Organist/Pianist/Harpsichordist                                                                                                                                        Toledo, Ohio

    • Accompanied choir for weekly rehearsals and services. Led worship on organ and piano for two services

        of different styles. Accompanied soloists and instrumentalists/ensembles for special music presentations.

   Hope Lutheran Church                                                                                                                                      Aug 2014 to Aug 2015

    Organist/Pianist                                                                                                                                                                        Toledo, Ohio

    • Led worship on piano/organ for two traditional services with choir and keyboard for one praise band

        service per week. Accompanied soloists for special music and choir rehearsals.

    Owens Community College: Toledo Campus                                                                   Aug 2008 to 2010, 2014 to 2015  

    Adjunct Faculty: Accompanist                                                                                                                                    Perrysburg, Ohio

    • Accompanied Owens Community Choir and private vocal and instrumental students for lessons, juries

        and graduation recitals.

   Toledo School for the Arts                                                                                                                               Sept 2007 to May 2014

    Private Piano Instructor                                                                                                                                                         Toledo, Ohio

    • Gave weekly private piano lessons to students in grades 6-12; beginners through advanced levels.

    Danberry Realtors                                                                                                                                                                2000 to 2010

    Licensed Residential Realtor                                                                                                                                                Toledo, Ohio

    • Licensed Realtor in Toledo since 1992. Lifetime Million Dollar Club Member.

    • Career Volume exceeded $34,000,000. Participated by invitation in the Toledo Board of Realtor’s

        Leadership Development Program. Professional Designations received: ABR, CRS, SRES and E-Pro.

 

 MEMBERSHIPS

    Toledo Piano Teacher’s Association                                                                                             1990—1994, 2013 to present

    Co-President—Share presidential responsibilities with Joy Morin                                                                   2017 to 2019

    Program Chair: Coordinated monthly presentation topics and schedule speakers.                                 2015 to 2017

                                       Produced Centennial Celebration Concert at University of Toledo                                     May 2017

                                       Website Administrator/Designer                                                                                  July 2019 to present

    Ohio Music Teacher’s Association/Music Teacher’s National Association                                     Mar 2011 to present

                                       President Elect/Membership Chair OMTA Northwest District                                                   Current

    Monday Musicale Performing Group                                                                                                            Sept 2014 to present