Sunflowers

Biography

Education

  • Master’s degree in piano performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Bachelor’s degree in piano performance from the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music (Magna Cum Laude), Appleton, Wisconsin

Continuing Education

  • Lessons with Edna Golandsky, New York, February 2003 and 2005
  • Taubman Symposium, Madison, Wisconsin, June 2002
  • Taubman Institute Summer Program, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, Summers of 1998 and 1999.
  • Private Study of Taubman Technique with Dr. Teresa Dybvig, Director, The Well-Balanced Pianist, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1998-2006.

Teaching and Performance Experience

Maple Grove, Minnesota – 2010 to present

  • Private piano studio in my home
  • Performances with Thursday Musical

Bismarck, North Dakota – 1990 to 2010

  • Private piano and theory studio in my home
  • Collaborated with many Bismarck musicians as an accompanist, chamber musician and piano duet partner
  • Performed the Rachmaninoff 2nd Piano Concerto in 1993 with the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra to a sold-out audience at the Belle Mehus Auditorium
  • Performed the Rachmaninoff 2nd Piano Concerto in 1994 with the Moraine Area Symphony Orchestra in Wisconsin
  • Performed the Ravel G Major Piano Concerto in 2004 with the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra
  • Accompanist for the Bismarck-Mandan Civic Chorus, June 2007 to May 2010; Christmas and Spring concerts, Opera and Broadway programs.
  • Free-lance accompanist, performing in many recitals and competitions

Wausau, Wisconsin – 1984 to 1990

  • Wausau Conservatory of Music; taught piano, theory and early childhood music
  • Performed extensively in solo, chamber music and concerto performances, including live performances over Wisconsin Public Radio on the “Live from the Elvehjem” concert series