Long Island University 2012-Present Teaching Affiliate Arts
Lee Strasberg Theater Institute 1988-Present Voice
Hunter College 2001-2008 Visiting Professor Music
New York University 2001-2003 Adj. Assist. Prof. Music Education
Teachers College, Columbia University 1988-93 Adj. Assist. Prof. Arts in Education
American Musical and Dramatic Academy 1985-89 Voice
William Paterson University 1980-85 Adj. Assist. Prof. Music
Wagner College 1980-81 Adj. Assist. Prof. Music
William Carey College 1976-79 Assist. Prof. Music
Florida State University 1973-77 D. M., Music August 1977
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 1969-71 M. M., Music May 1971
William Carey University 1965-69 B. M., Music May 1969
ADDITIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION
Université de Paris-Sorbonne 1978 French language
University of Florida 1982 Seminar in Voice Research
Voice Foundation Meetings 1982-2000 “Care of the Professional Voice”
Westminster Choir College 1995 “Vocal Anatomy and Function”
Elected to The American Academy of Teachers of Singing, 1999. Served as its Chair
from 2006-2012. Vice-Chair 2013-Present
President, New York City Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing,
2000-2003. (First Vice President, 1998-2000.)
Member, The National Association of Teachers of Singing since 1972
President, New York Singing Teachers’ Association, 1993-1996. (Program Chair, 1989-1991.
First Vice President, 1991-1993. Editor, “The NYSTA Bulletin” 1997-2000.)
LECTURES, PANELS AND PAPERS
"Bel Canto, A Historical Perspective.” Opening lecture for the Summer Vocal Institute at Teachers College, Columbia University, June 1993.
"Bel Canto, Application for the Twentieth Century.” Lecture for the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Summer National Workshops, New York,
“The Technical Challenges of Musical Theater Performance,” Presenter and panel member, New York Singing Teachers’ Association, March 9, 1999.
“From the President,” monthly column on voice and vocal pedagogy in “The NYSTA Bulletin” of the New York Singing Teachers’ Association, 1993-1996.
Chaired and edited statement paper of the American Academy of Singing Teachers on the topic “Finding a Voice Teacher; Changing Voice Teachers.”
“Teaching Breathing” Article for The Journal of Singing, May/June 2005 pp. 487-492.
Ferrum College, Ferrum, VA, 1982. Master class on technique and interpretation. Recital followed.
Clarke College, Newton, MS, 1978. Master class on technique and interpretation. Recital followed.
ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL HONORS
Phi Kappa Phi, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 1975.
Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, William Carey College, Hattiesburg, MS, 1968.
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, William Carey College, Hattiesburg, MS, 1967.
National Honor Society, Gulfport High School, Gulfport, MS, 1965.
MEMBERSHIIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
The National Association of Teachers of Singing, 1972-.
The American Academy of Teachers of Singing, 1999-.
The New York Singing Teachers’ Association, 1983-.
Developed voice curriculum for the graduate courses, served as advisor to voice students and sponsored dissertations. Curriculum developed included Vocal Pedagogy, Italian Vocal Repertoire, French Vocal Repertoire, and British Vocal Repertoire. Teachers’ College, Columbia University, 1988-1993.
Conceived and implemented the Summer Vocal Institute, Teachers College,
Columbia University, 1992, 1993.
Established Vocal Master Class series taught in subsequent years by Cornelius Reid,
Eugene Rabine, Phyllis Curtin and Martina Arroyo, Teachers’ College,
Columbia University, 1991-1993
Monteverdi, L'Incoronazione di Poppea (Nerone), Opera at the Academy, New York, NY, 1985.
Cherubini, Les Deux Journees, (Antonio), Bel Canto Opera, New York, NY, 1981.
Mozart, Die Entfuehrung, (Pedrillo), Mannes Opera Project, New York, NY, June 1980.
Mozart, Cosi Fan Tutte (Ferrando), Goldovsky Opera Company, Southern
Massachsetts University Summer Music Festival, 1979.
Mozart, Die Zauberflöte, (Tamino), Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 1974.
Floyd, Slow Dusk, (Micah), Opera Studio performance, Florida State University,
Tallahassee, FL, 1972.
Oratorio and Cantata
Mozart, Requiem, Hudson Valley Chorale Society and orchestra, with concerts in Chatham
and Catskill, NY, 1998.
Rossini, Misse Sollenelle, West Village Chorale and orchestra, Tannery Pond Concert, New Lebenon, NY, 1997.
Bach, Christmas Oratorio, Hudson Valley Chorale Society and orchestra, concerts in Hudson and Catskill, NY, 1992 and 1996.
Haydn, The Creation, With Ridgewood Choruses, Julia Anderson, conductor, 1983.
Mendelssohn, Hymn of Praise, Gulf Coast Community Chorus, Hattiesburg, MS, 1983.
Handel, Messiah, William Paterson University, New Jersey, 1983.
Handel, Messiah, Haws Avenue United Methodist Church, Norristown, PA, 1982.
Mozart, Requiem, Gulf Coast Opera Theater, Gulfport, MS, 1979.
Gounod, The Redemption, Gulf Coast Opera Theater, Biloxi, MS, 1978.
Haydn, Theresienmesse (Mass in B Flat), The Choral Union, Colleen J. Kirk, conductor, Tallahassee, FL, 1976.
Recital, William Paterson University, Paterson, NJ, 1982 and 1984.
Recital, Ferrum College, Ferrum VA, 1983.
Recital, Louisiana College, Alexandria, LA 1983.
Recital, William Carey College, Hattiesburg, MS, 1983 also 1978-79.
Recital, New York City, First Presbyterian Church, 1982.
Recital, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, TX, 1982.
Die Schöne Müllerin presented at Louisiana College, Alexandria, LA, 1979.
Recital, Mississippi Gulf Coast Jr. College, Perkinston, MS, 1979.
Recital, Clarke College, Newton, MS, 1977.
Recital, North Greenville College, Tigerville, SC, 1977.
Promenade Concert, Soloist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Florida State University Chorus, Robert Shaw, conductor, July 1974