A dedicated hobbyist, I’m an active musician & performer and couldn’t imagine it any other way! I’ve sung with community and church choirs for decades, and I also play guitar and flute. I can even occasionally be found performing in community theatre and opera productions.
Musical groups and activities I’m involved with:
Note: this will be changing soon as I will be moving to Colorado in fall 2018.
The Hinsdale Chorale is a dedicated group of professional and amateur singers from Hinsdale, Illinois and surrounding communities. Our mission at the Hinsdale Chorale is to enrich the musical culture of Hinsdale and its surrounding neighborhoods by promoting the appreciation of choral singing in our community.
I’m active in the music ministry at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Darien, Illinois, where I am a cantor, instrumentalist, and prior leader of the Joyful Song Ensemble.
Some groups I have been involved with in the past:
Lakeside Flutes is a select ensemble of talented flutists from the greater Chicago area. Founded in 1987 by a group of flute enthusiasts, we look forward to continuing to introduce the public to a wide variety of flute literature and to the unique sound of ensemble playing in a flute choir.
Measure 4 Measure
A female a capella quartet based in the western suburbs of Chicago. This group decided to disband in February 2016.
Majestic Flute Trio
A trio of flutists and friends who gather to play and make music together. This ensemble was discontinued in August 2016.
Chicago’s Melodeers Chorus is one of over 700 choruses of Sweet Adelines International, a worldwide, non-profit organization dedicated to women’s four-part a capella, barbershop style harmony. I’m honored to have been a member of this fabulous chorus for a little while.
North Central College Summer Opera and Theatre
Many summers while I lived in Illinois, I participated in community opera and/or musical theatre productions at North Central College in Naperville, IL. I’m honored to have been a cast member of every production of the Operetta program which ran from 2009 to 2016.
Spring Valley Chorus
This chorus was my introduction to women’s barbershop style and Sweet Adelines International. I learned so much with them and they will always hold a special place in my heart. The group was dissolved in 2017.
An organization dedicated to the advancement of choral music, the encouragement of participation in group singing, the development of the appreciation of good music, the presentation of choral programs, and the encouragement of cultural music in the community.