Ever since I was little, I knew I wanted to teach music. Opening up my own studio has been my dream for years and years, and I am so very excited to finally bring that dream to fruition!
I have been a very active performer and leader dating all the way back to my roots in my high school musicals and chorus festivals. Before then, I never, ever saw myself as being a leader, or someone who others might see as a role model. My involvement in music and the teachers who shaped my music experience brought me out of my shell and showed me how passionate, strong, and independent I could be! This is why I believe I am a great teacher--I was that kid who just needed a little help to find where I belong, and my music teachers gave that to me. I aim to do the same thing for my students!
July 2022, expected graduation May 2024
Master of Music, Westminster Choir College at Rider University
Master of Music: Vocal Performance and Vocal Pedagogy (Pedagogy emphasis)
Graduated Magna Cum Laude May 2020
Bachelor of Music, West Chester University
Bachelor of Music: Vocal Performance
Bachelor of Music: Music Theory
Minor in Music History
August 2017-August 2021
Voice, Piano and Preschool Music Teacher, Valotta Studios
Responsible for teaching students between 3 and 50 years old how to play piano and sing; writing curriculum for and teaching Broadway Babies class and Broadway Masterclass; writing curriculum and teaching multiple music camps; and teaching Zumbini at multiple preschools.
August 2017- May 2021
Office Staff, Valotta Studios
Responsible for customer service, answering phone calls, organizing/scheduling lessons, sending emails and invoices, anything else needed to support parents and teachers.
January 2016 - May 2021
Choral Scholar, St. David's Episcopal Church
Responsible for learning and performing new music every week, and leading soprano and alto sections of the choir.
Dr. Kathy Price, voice teacher, Westminster Choir College (2022-present)
Dr. Akiko Hosaki, vocal coach, Westminster Choir College (2022-present)
Dr. In Young Lee, voice teacher, West Chester University of Pennsylvania (2019-2020)
Prof. Randall Scarlata, voice teacher, West Chester University of Pennsylvania (2015-2019)
Ms. Christine McCloskey, vocal coach, West Chester University of Pennsylvania (2017-2020)
Dr. Theresa Klinefelter, piano teacher, West Chester University of Pennsylvania (2015, 2019)
AlpenkammerMusik, summer music festival; Leipzig, Austria (2019)
Coaches: James Cheung, Randall Scarlata, Chad Burrow
Matthew Edwards, National Association of Teachers of Singing Eastern Region Conference (2019)
Musical Theatre Masterclass, "Anytime (I Am There)" from Make Me A Song
Don Simonson, West Chester University (2018)
Classical Masterclass, "C" by Francis Poulenc
Mary Saunders-Barton, National Association of Teachers of Singing Eastern Region Conference (2018)
Musical Theatre Masterclass, "Crossing a Bridge" from Anastasia
National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), active member
Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), active member
Sigma Alpha Iota, national professional music fraternity (SAI), alumnae member
Scholarships and Awards
New York International Film Awards 2021 (NYIFA):
"Best Song" ("Ashes"), for Lola in May (vocals)
"Best Soundtrack," for Lola in May (vocals)
"Best Student Film," for Lola in May (vocals)
SAI Collegiate Leadership Award (2020)
SAI Sword of Honor for leadership and commitment to the fraternity (2019)
APSCUF State Scholarship (2019)
National Association for Teachers of Singing (NATS) Eastern Regional Student Auditions:
1st place Musical Theatre (2018)
2nd place Classical (2018)
3rd place Musical Theatre (2017)
4th place Musical Theatre (2019)
Lois Williams Concert Choir Award for leadership (2019)
Jane E. Sheppard Scholarship for leadership (2019)
Most Improved Rising Senior Vocal Major Scholarship (2019)
Most Improved Rising Junior Vocal Major Scholarship (2018)
Music Director, Voorhees High School Drama Summer Camp
Taught and conducted Newsies Jr. over the course of a one week camp for a cast of ~20 students.
Long-Term Music Substitute, Phillipsburg Primary School
Taught music and movement to classes of 1st and 2nd graders for over 2 months.
Masterclass, Phillipsburg High School Chorus
Taught masterclass on expression in singing for full choir.
Masterclass, Voorhees High School Drama Summer Camp
Taught masterclass on expression in singing for summer camp of 20+ students.
Private Lessons, Valotta Studios
Taught voice and piano lessons with a focus on reaching student's goals to ages 3-50, virtually and in person.
Broadway Masterclass, Valotta Studios
Virtually taught basics of musical theatre in song study, monologues, and scenes in masterclass setting, ages 10-15.
Broadway Babies class, Valotta Studios
Tied together general music themes and basics of musical theatre in a weekly class for 3-5 year olds.
Broadway Babies camp, Valotta Studios
Tied together general music themes and basics of musical theatre in a week long camp for 3-5 year olds.
Princess Camp, Valotta Studios
Tied together general music themes and empowerment, with a focus on individuality, in a week long camp for 3-5 year olds.
A Cappella Camp, Valotta Studios
Taught singing and blending skills while learning multiple a cappella songs in a week long camp for 8-12 year olds.
Zumbini classes, Valotta Studios
Travelled to multiple preschools to teach music and movement for up to 30 preschoolers per class, ages 1-5.
Adapted Zumbini lessons for virtual format for local libraries.
Kindermusik classes, Valotta Studios
Taught basic music classes to preschoolers with their parents, ages 2-4.
Finalist for WCU Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition (2018 and 2019)
WCU Vocal Honors Recital (2017, 2018, 2020)
WCU Vocal Honors Senior Solo, “O Holy Night” (2019)
Korean Culture Festival (2018 and 2019)
WCU Opera Theatre:
Bernstein Scenes (2018)
“Carried Away” from On the Town
Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, 2nd Spirit (2018)
Mozart Scenes (2017)
“Sull’aria...che soave zeffiretto” from The Marriage of Figaro, Countess
Concert Choir (2017-2020)
Soloist in Mozart’s Missa Brevis
Vocal Jazz (Fall 2016 and Fall 2017)
Soloist in multiple songs, including scat
Chamber Choir (Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2020)
Soloist in Charpentier’s Te Deum
Recital Choir (Fall 2016, Fall 2018, 2019-2020)
Cantari Donne ( 2015-2016)
University Theatre AIDS Benefit for Broadway Cares:
Soloist in "So Much Better" from Legally Blonde (2016)
Soloist in "I'll Cover You (reprise)" from Rent (2016)
Soloist in "Another Day of Sun" from La La Land (2017)
Soloist in "You Will Be Found" from Dear Evan Hansen (2017)
Musical Theatre Roles:
Into the Woods, lead role: Baker's Wife (2015)
Hello, Dolly!, lead role: Irene Molloy (2014)
Anything Goes, ensemble (2013)
President, Sigma Alpha Iota, EE chapter, professional music fraternity (2019-2020)
President, WCU Concert Choir (2019-2020)
Soprano Section Leader, WCU Concert Choir (2019-2020)
Secretary/Treasurer, WCU Concert Choir (2018-2019)
Social Chair, Sigma Alpha Iota, EE chapter (2018-2019)
WCU School of Music Ambassador, Wells School of Music (2018-2019)
Vice President, American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) (2018-2019)
Music Director, Gracenotes, a capella group (2019)
Secretary, Gracenotes, a capella group (2018)
WCU School of Music Mentor, Wells School of Music (2017-2019)
Music Director, 17th Annual Aids Benefit Concert (2017)
Knowledge of diction and I.P.A. for Italian, French, German, Spanish and English. Additional experience in Norwegian, Korean, and Russian.
Senior Thesis on Vocal Pedagogy and the explanation and application of formants in singing.
Volunteer, voice lessons for Central Columbia High School’s Drama Club (Summer 2017)
Volunteer, piano lessons for a child with special needs (Summer 2017)
Volunteer, Music Therapy Program for sisters of PEO - explained & demonstrated the benefits of music therapy (June 2018)