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Lecturer (short-term residency), Grinnell College, 2024

  • Teach two courses: Musical Theatre Scene Study and Arts Management

  • Production:  arrange and music direct a new devised piece based on Grinnell and Iowa history

Musical Theatre Faculty, Columbia College Chicago,  2008 – 2023

  • Musical Theatre III (400-level senior BFA capstone course)

  • Musical Theatre II:  Scenes and Songs (300-level course)

  • Musical Theatre Scene Study (200-level course)

  • Musical Theater Audition Workshop (created and developed this popular course)
  • Creating a Performance (for actors in musical productions)
  • Production and Performance (for designers and musicians in productions)
  • Music direct productions:  Bat Boy, Head Over Heels, Cabaret, Urinetown, AllegroDog Act, Little Shop of Horrors

Private Vocal/Audition Coach and Vocal Workshop Creator/Leader, 2003 – present

  • Offer private and group vocal coaching and musical theatre audition preparation, including rep book creation

  • Create and lead workshops with acting ensembles seeking to improve their speaking and/or singing vocal technique

  • Since 2019, vocal coach to Sandra Delgado, creator and star of La Havana Madrid and The Sandra Delgado Experience

Music Director, Vinegar Tom at DePaul Univeristy, 2023

  • Coached singers on how to sing contemporary rock/pock in a healthy and sustainable way

  • Hired band and led music rehearsals 

Musical Theatre Faculty, Governor's School for the Arts, Tennessee, 2022 

  • Taught and accompanied segment on musical theatre performance

  • Led workshops on musical theatre auditioning  


  • Maestra, 2020-2021

  • Statera Arts, 2019-2020

Musical Director (full-time staff), Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, 2008 – 2016

  • Managed all accompaniment and music direction needs for Columbia College Theater Department

  • Participated in administration of BA in Musical Theater and BFA in Musical Theater Performance degrees

  • Music directed, supervised, and/or accompanied departmental special events and fundraisers

  • Secured high-profile guest artists for workshops and short-term residencies

  • Music directed productions:  Into the Woods, Violet, The Photographer, City on the Make, Rent, Floyd Collins, Michael John LaChiusa's The Wild Party, Chicago, and Pirates of Penzance

Guest Teacher, Rose Bruford College UK, 2015

  • Participated in a faculty exchange between Columbia College Chicago and Rose Bruford College in the UK 

  • Co-led and accompanied workshops on musical theatre ensemble performance and audition technique

Accompanist and Group Voice Teacher, National High School Institute, Northwestern University "Cherubs", 2012 – 2014

  • Taught group class on musical theatre singing

  • Accompanied Acting the Song classes 

Musical Director, Roosevelt University Student Showcase, 2010

  • Music directed and accompanied sophomore showcase original song cycle

Staff Accompanist and Vocal Coach, Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, 2005 – 2008

  • Accompanied musical theatre and voice classes

  • Adjudicated Music Department juries for private voice students

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