I grew up in Port Murray, New Jersey, a small village sandwiched between Washington and Hackettstown (check the back of your Snickers, M&Ms, Milky Ways, and other candy from M&M Mars Company). I lived in Georgia for one year before moving to the Huntsville area.
I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education-Instrumental from Oakwood University. I taught one year in Huntsville City as an assistant Band Director and 21 years in the Madison County school system. Over the years I taught students in music at Whitesburg Middle School, Oakwood University, Riverton Elementary, Lynn Fanning Elementary, Owens Cross Roads School, New Hope Elementary, Harvest School, Madison County Elementary, Central School, ARS Nova School of the Arts, Mount Carmel Elementary, and Moores Mill Intermediate.. I am highly qualified by the state of Alabama, and I was the Madison County Elementary School Teacher of the Year for 2003-04.
The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and the Alabama Music Educator's Association (AMEA) are my professional affiliations, as well as the National Association of Teachers of Singers (NATS). I am the District 1 Chairman for the AMEA elementary division. I won three medals in singing competitions throughout Alabama and the Southeast Region with NATS.
Musical theater is one of my great loves. I performed many musical productions with ARS Nova, Huntsville Opera Theater (HOT), Huntsville Community Chorus Association (HCCA), Renassaince Theater (RT), Independent Musical Productions (IMP), Theatre Huntsville (TH), and Evil Cheez Productions.
Sharpless the United States Consulatein Pucini'sMadama Butterfly (Spring, 2005, ARS Nova School of the Arts) Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast (Fall, 2005, ARS Nova) Charles DabernowSchmendiman in Picasso at the Lapine Agile (Summer, 2006 Renaissance Theatre) The Geographer in The Little Prince (Fall, 2007, ARS Nova) Colline in Pucini's opera, La Boheme (Summer, 2008, ARS Nova) El Dancairo in Bizet's Carmen (Fall, 2008, ARS Nova) Monostatos, the evil moor, in The Magic Flute (Fall, 2009, ARS Nova) The Narrator in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat(Summer, 2010, Huntsville Community Chorus) The Leather Apron in the musical 1776 (Summer, 2011, Independent Musical Productions) Joe Stoddard in Our Town (2013, March, Theatre Huntsville) Mitch Mahoney, the Comfort Counselor in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (2013, July, Theatre Huntsville) Montparnasse, in Les Miserable (2013, October, Independent Musical Productions) The Foreman, in 12 Angry Men (2014, March, Theatre Huntsville) Sidney Bainbridge in How NOT to Commit Murder, Part 2: Stupidity Strikes Again. (2015, July, Evil Cheez) Jean de Craon in Bluebeard (2016 March, Evil Cheez) Silas Brown in The Last Revival of First Baptist Church in Butterbloom Flatts, Alabama (2016 July, Evil Cheez) Officer George Allen in Bloodless: The Lizzie Borden Mystery(2016 November, Evil Cheez) Schaunard in Puccini's opera La Boheme(2017 February, ARS Nova) Rev. John Griffith in Return of the Rook (2017 August, Evil Cheez)
Ensemble performances: Pucini’s La Boheme (1996, Huntsville Opera Theater) Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffman (1997, Huntsville Opera Theater) Gounod’s Romeo and Juliette (2002, ARS Nova) My Fair Lady (2003, ARS Nova) Hello! Dolly (2004, ARS Nova). The Mikado (2012 (ARS Nova) The Living Christmas Tree (2005-2012, First Baptist Church of Huntsville)
I love to volunteer for the Miss America and America's Junior Miss organizations. I worked at the local preliminaries of Miss Alabama,Alabama's Jr. Miss, Alabama's Outstanding Teen, Miss Tennessee, Tennessee's Outstanding Teen, Miss Georgia, and Georgia's Outstanding teen as judge, judges' assistant, auditor, on-stage question writer, set builder, backstage assistant, and broom sweep..
My professional goals are to obtain my Master's degree in Music Education with an emphasis on vocal/choral, and to achieve National Board Certification in Music Education.
I love my career teaching music to Madison County students. I look forward to another 20 years.
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