Degrees and Certifications:
I teach vocal music for three curricular choirs, two vocal chamber ensembles, student voice lessons, and the European Tour Choir. I earned my B.A. at Gustavus Adolphus College, a Master of Music Education at the University of Minnesota, and am a member of the American Choral Directors Association, The Minnesota Music Educators Association, and the National Association for Music Education. I have been at Shakopee since 1991 and am, again, very excited to work with the talented young learners that walk through my classroom door. Their energy and creativity is contagious!
My goal is the same as our department philosophy: to foster and develop the personal and musical skills required for students to: a) Perform as an independent musician in life after graduation through the performance and study of vocal/choral music, b) Be equipped to intelligently perform, consume and appreciate music of many different styles and cultures, and c) Live a happy, healthy and productive life.
Please contact me with any needs as they arise regarding student progress in my classroom throughout the school year.