MUSICAL EXPERIENCE

Being part of the Elizabeth Forward Music Department has been one of the biggest blessings in my life. In 1999, I began my tenure as the high school choral director. I am an active member of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association [PMEA] where I have had the great fortune of having students advance through the ranks and have had students make the All-East and National Ensembles. I have played piano for 39 years and have served as an accompanist on the collegiate and professional level around Pittsburgh. In my undergraduate, I studied piano with Mr. Nicolo Sartori at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where I received my minor in piano performance.

I discovered my passion for singing as a young child. In middle school, I was selected to be a participant in PMEA junior high choir. It was through singing with the ensembles of PMEA (grades 7-12), playing saxophone in PMEA instrumental festivals, and working at California University of Pennsylvania as an accompanist as a junior in high school that I decided to pursue my music career post high school.

I studied voice in my undergraduate pursuit with Ms. Joanne Luchsinger and continued vocal studies with Mrs. Charlotte Sonne. I have been heard singing with the Three Rivers Choral Society (now defunct) and the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh as both a choral member and a soloist.

My favorite venues for performance remains being a choral conductor to 120 ninth through twelfth graders and serving as a soloist and cantor with my parish at St. Sebastian Roman Catholic Church in Belle Vernon.

RECORDINGS

"How Could I Ever Know?"

from The Secret Garden

This recording was captured in the fall of 2015 at our faculty recital. The music faculty provides scholarship opportunities to students who are pursuing a career in the field of music. 

"A Winter's Night"

Greg Capozzi

Ten local churches come together to celebrate Advent and Christmas each year. Greg is a member of my parish and holds a masters in music composition from The Eastman School of Music. I was selected as the soloist for this ensemble for the 2016 concert.

A Winter's Night - Belle Vernon Ministerium Choir
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"Dans les Ruines d'une Abbaye"

Gabriel Faure

This song, by Gabriel Faure, was part of my French song set at my undergraduate recital in 1997.

Dans les Ruines d'une Abbaye - Angie Milliren
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