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Solo/Chamber/Contemporary 

Noontime Concerts – San Francisco, CA

•Recital (Beethoven, Carter, Takemitsu, Debussy)

 

Flower Piano – San Francisco, CA

•San Francisco Botanical Gardens performance (Beethoven, Carter, Takemitsu, Debussy)

 

Old First Concerts – San Francisco, CA 2006-present

•Recitals (Beethoven, Carter, Copland, Haydn, Chopin, Mozart, Debussy, Janáček, Schumann, Scriabin, Gubaidulina, Ligeti, Ingalls, Shostakovich.)

Santa Rosa Symphony – 2023, 2020

•piano soloist, Beethoven Lives Upstairs, Carnival of the Animals

Concerts in the Barn – Quilcene, WA 2022

•pianist for Pathways of Love, over Land and Sea - Gala Fundraising Concert with soprano Laura Bohn

 

sfSoundGroup – San Francisco, CA 2004-present

•pianist in new music ensemble/composer-performer collective (Sciarrino, John Zorn, Ligeti, Berio, Xenakis, Cage,Glass, Andriesson, Robert Ashley, Tenney, Ishikawa, Lucier, Grisey)

KRONOS Quartet violist Hank Dutt – San Francisco, CA 2019

• recital with violist Hank Dutt (Kulenty, Harbison, Takemitsu, Monk)

Espressivo – Santa Cruz, CA 2016

• local chamber ensemble, with conductor Michel Singher (Pierrot Lunaire)

martha & monica – Oakland, CA 2006-present

• Founding pianist, cello/piano duo. Performances: West Coast Live, Pt. Reyes Concert Series, Berkeley Chamber Performances, Old First Concerts, affiliate of San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music. (Ustvolskaya, Carter, Britten, Brahms, Schubert, Denisov, Schnittke, Beethoven, Janáček, Leo Weiner, Schumann.)

The Mirage Ensemble – Oakland, CA 1996-present

• Founding pianist of soprano-clarinet-piano trio, performing around the United States, Canada

• Led chamber music/vocal master classes Northwestern University.

• Chamber Music America showcase group at 2004 Western Arts Alliance Conference; performance in Long Beach.

• Awards: Philanthropic Ventures, San Francisco Community Music Center, Chamber Music America

The Oakland Chamber Ensemble – Oakland, CA 2003, 2005

• Founder/director/pianist of emerging group featuring chamber music of unusual instrumentation. (Premiere season: Concerto for Piano and Winds (Stravinsky), Capriccio, piano left-hand and brass septet (Janáček)--piano soloist; Second season: Sextet for Piano and Winds (Poulenc), La Revue de Cuisine (Martinu).

Accompanying & Coaching: Opera/Choral/Dance/Orchestral

 

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble– Berkeley, CA 2023, 2019, 20016, 2013

• Rehearsal & orchestra pianist - opera Artemesia (Laura Schwendiger);Tenderhooks (Anthony R Green)

 

James Toland Vocal Arts International Competition – Oakland, CA 2015-present

• Accompanying master classes /coaching pre-professional singers for public competition.

 

WestEdge Opera – Berkeley, CA 2018, 2016, 2013

• Rehearsal pianist - operas Lyska Bystrouska (Janáček) and Quartett (Francesconi).

 

Mark Foeringer Dance Project | SF – San Francisco, CA 2016, 2011

• Live performance - Chopin’s Ballade in G Minor.

• Musical Direction/piano - Nutcracker Sweets, a shortened Nutcracker.

 

Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet – San Francisco, CA, New York City, Rouen/Paris, France 2012-2014

• Constellations, a premiere with mezzo-soprano Maya Lahyani

Oakland Symphony – Oakland, CA 2004-present

•Rehearsal pianist: Porgy & Bess, Mass (Bernstein), Des Knaben Wunderhorn, Guys and Dolls

•Pianist for concert sing-along of Brahms Requiem

•Pianist for outreach concerts of Carnival of the Animals

•Orchestra pianist - many contemporary works, Prokofieff & Shostakovich symphonies, silent films with SF Silent Film

 

San Diego Opera – San Diego, CA 2012

• Rehearsal pianist:  Moby Dick (Jake Heggie)

 

San Francisco Opera/San Francisco Ballet – San Francisco, CA 2002-2012

• Ballet pianist: Lucrezia Borgia,Turandot, Nixon in China.

• Chorus pianist: Die Walküre, Heart of a Soldier (premiere), La Rondine, Iphigénie en Tauride, Il Trovatore,

La Damnation du Faust, Pianist (cover) Pikovaya Dama.

 

San Francisco Opera Center – San Francisco, CA 2002-2005

• Interactive Opera: pianist in improvised children’s opera performed with SF Opera young artists in 15 schools.

• Accompanist for Adler Fellows’ lessons with master teachers Marlena Malás, Nicholas DiVirgilio

 

Utah Festival Opera – Logan, UT 2011, 2008

• Accompanying rehearsals - operas Don Giovanni, Into the Woods (Sondheim).

• Logan Tabernacle Concerts – chamber music and lieder concerts noontime public concert series.

 

West Bay Opera – Palo Alto, CA 2005-2010

• Accompanying staging/musical rehearsals: operas Turandot, La Forza del Destino, Der Freischütz, La Bohéme, Madama

Butterfly, Der fliegende Holländer, Cosi fan tutte, Pikovaya Dama, Manon Lescaut.

• Chorusmaster-Turandot, La Bohéme, Der Freischütz

 

Festival Opera – Walnut Creek, CA 2007-2011

• Accompanying rehearsals: operas Most Happy Fella, Madama Butterfly, Faust, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Carmen

 

REZONANZ– Albany, NY 2010

• Coach, masterclass/recital pianist for young artist program

 

Royal Danish Opera – Copenhagen, Denmark 2006, 2007

• Accompanying staging/musical rehearsals: Barber of Seville (in Danish translation), La Boheme, Les Contes d’Hoffman, Die Walküre, Stabat Mater (Szymanowski). Coaching principal singers for roles in: Don Carlo, Lucio

Silla [Mozart], L'incoronazione di Poppea, Le nozze di Figaro, Der Rosenkavalier, Simon Boccanegra, Tosca.

Peninsula Teen Opera – Redwood City, CA 2004-2007, 2009

• Coach/Rehearsal pianist: Hansel and Gretel* (in English translation), Little Women (Adamo), Così fan tutte, Street Scene (Weill), Le nozze di Figaro, Tales of Papageno* (Magic flute in English), *also, music director.

 

Chicago Lyric Opera Center for American Artists   – 2005

• Accompanist for company general auditions – San Francisco

 

Berkeley Symphony Orchestra – Berkeley, CA 1999-2007

• Role preparation/accompanying: Cantatrix Sopranica by Unsuk Chin, What Next? by Elliott Carter [West Coast premiere]; 60th Parallel by Phillipe Manoury [West Coast premiere]. Rehearsal pianist (under direction of Kent Nagano): Seven Early Songs (Berg), Don Giovanni with Jane Eaglen; Four Last Songs, Tristan und Isolde with Linda Watson. Pagliacci, Faust, Le Nozze di Figaro, La Forza del Destino with Nuccia Focile, under Robert Friedman, conductor.

 

Opera San José – San José, CA 2001-2004

• Rehearsal pianist: La Cenerentola, Faust, Il trovatore, Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci

• Pianist for outreach community concerts with resident artists

 

Berkeley Opera – Berkeley, CA 1999-2010

• Rehearsal pianist: Don Giovanni, The Tender Land, The Ballad of Baby Doe, L'elisir d'amore, L'enfant et les sortilèges, Aida, Roméo et Juliette, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Macbeth, Il trittico, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Othello,

Faust, Serpentina by John Thow [world premiere], Chrysalis by Clark Suprynowitcz, [world premiere]

 

Bay Area Summer Opera Theater Institute – San Francisco, CA 2000-2008

• Accompanying staging/musical rehearsals: Idomeneo, Così fan tutte, Le nozze di Figaro, L'incoronazione di Poppea, Serse, Little Women (Mark Adamo), [West Coast premiere]; Scenes: Idomeneo, Ballo in maschera,Norma, Carmen, Emmeline*, Don Giovanni*, Lakmé*  (*conductor), Dialogues of the Carmelites, Rape of Lucretia, Ballad of Baby Doe, Tartuffe, Der Freischütz, Falstaff, Die Zauberflöte, Ariadne auf Naxos.

 

Golden Gate Opera – San Francisco, CA 2005-present

• Rehearsal pianist: Madama Butterfly. Pianist for benefit concert: Siegfried, Die Frau ohne Schatten, operetta selections.

 

North Bay Opera – Fairfield, CA 2004-2005

• Rehearsal pianist: The Consul, Tosca; accompanist for company general auditions.

 

Lamplighters – San Francisco, CA 2005

• Rehearsal pianist: The Pirates of Penzance

 

Marin Theater Company – San Rafael, CA 2002

• Duo pianist in performances: Lady in the Dark (Weill)

 

Cinnabar Theater – Petaluma, CA 2005

• Most Happy Fella – duo pianist in performances.

 

Pocket Opera – San Francisco, CA 1998-2001

• Rehearsal pianist: Un Giorno di Regno, 2 Widows, Roberto Devereux, Carmen, La Traviata, Le nozze di Figaro, Il Matrimonio segreto, La fille du Regiment

 

Teaching

Hadley McCarroll Music Studio – Oakland, CA 1996-present

• Private studio teaching piano, vocal coaching, theory & musicianship.

 

San Francisco Community Music Center – San Francisco, CA 1997-2016

• Individual private piano instruction

• Faculty council member for 3 years; organizing yearly all-faculty meeting, and serving on grants committee, reviewing

applications.

 

Crowden Center for Music in the Community – Berkeley, CA 2013-2014

• Private studio teaching piano and beginning voice; vocal coaching, theory & musicianship.

Northwestern University – Evanston, Illinois 2004

• Taught Vocal/accompanying masterclass as member of visiting chamber music group.

San Jose State University – San Jose, CA  2009

• Instructor for opera workshop class.

 

San Francisco Choral Society, Robert Geary, director – San Francisco, CA 2003

• Taught musicianship classes for 150 members, including sight-reading and sight-singing, solfége, and theory

 

East Bay Chapter, California Association Professional Music Teachers – Oakland, CA 1998-2005

• Founding president. Organized children’s lecture-concert series, recitals, master classes, received national grant.

 

The University of Texas at Austin – Austin, TX 1995-1996

• Piano faculty, Texas Piano Project.

AWARDS/LEADERSHIP

• San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music (Musical Grant Program) – 2009, 2010

• Zellerbach Family Foundation – 2013

• City of Oakland Individual Artist Award – 2003

• Chamber Music America Opportunities Plus Award – 2005

• San Francisco Community Music Center: Faculty Enrichment Grant, Shenson Faculty Series 2004, 2005, 2006

•Vice-President, Berkeley Piano Club 2022 - 2023.

• Member, Bay Area Summer Opera Theater Institute Board of Directors 2011-2012

• co-founder, Accendi Performances, non-profit arts presenting org; Oakland, CA 2002-2006

Memberships

•Music Teacher’s Association of California 2019-present

• Women Musician’s Club of San Francisco 2022-present

 

Education

The University of Texas at Austin, BM & MM in Piano Performance – Austin, TX 1990-1996

• First Prize in Sidney Wright Endowed Presidential Scholarship Competition in Piano Accompanying

• Endowed Presidential Scholarship in music.

• Concerto Competition winner

• Gramma Fisher Foundation Scholarship

The Washington Conservatory of Music – Washington, D.C. 1984-1989

The Levine School of Music – Washington, D.C. 1982-1984

References

-Jonathan Khuner, conductor – Berkeley, CA

Music Director, West Edge Opera; Former Music staff: San Francisco Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera

-Monica Chew, pianist – Piedmont, CA

Acclaimed pianist and composer

-James Toland – Walnut Creek, CA

Artistic Director, James Toland Vocal Arts Association

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