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“One does not need to have any formal knowledge of music – nor, indeed, to be particularly ‘musical’- to enjoy music and to respond to it at the deepest levels. Music is part of being human, and there is no human culture in which it is not highly developed and esteemed.”
- Oliver Sacks (1933-2015)
I am beginning my seventh year as the vocal music teacher at IFAA. In addition to teaching the middle and high school vocal majors, I also teach 6th grade general music/keyboarding, piano lab, and our music theater class.
I received my BA in Choral Conductirng from California State University, Fullerton, and my MA in Music Education from Boise State University. I have served as the assistant conductor of Seattle Pro Musica and as assistant conductor with the Seattle Symphony Chorale. I gained invaluable experience in the many vocal studios in southern California and the Seattle area where I've worked, and also as a singer with the Pacific Chorale, the Seattle Symphony Chorale, Choral Arts (Northwest), the Oregon Bach Festival, and the Boise Philharmonic Master Chorale. I currently sing with Critical Mass in Boise.
My husband is a teacher as well at Sage International School in Boise. We have 2 sons, one of whom is married and has given us 2 dear granddaughters. And we have what we like to think of as our therapy dog, Lily, who has put smiles on our faces and kept us active.
What a weird time it's been, right? For me, the silver lining has been that I've started running again. I spent as much time as I could outside, running, riding, gardening, and taking day trips to nearby spots I hadn't yet seen.
We will all be challenged to learn in new ways, explore technology in new ways, and to find new ways to connect with one another. I'm excited about all the possibilities open to us. I hope you are too.