A new website, and an amazing journey

It’s been about five years, and it was time for a new look, so, here’s the new site!

This year has been a very busy one, with lots of exciting things to report!

In April, I took Level 1 of Somatic Voicework™ the LoVetri Method hosted by the Chicago Center for Professional Voice. This was followed in May with Levels 1 and 2 of the Estill Voice Training method as taught by the amazing Dr. Kimberly Steinhauer and Dr. Cari Tellis at West Chester University.

June brought the opportunity to earn a Certified Level 2 ranking (there are three more levels yet to attain) in the Alba Method from my friends and Master Teachers, Nancy Loitz and Elizabeth Townsend at my undergraduate Alma Mater, Illinois Wesleyan University. Then it was off to New London, Connecticut to experience my very first Michael Chehkov International (M.I.C.H.A.) workshop and festival. I’ve studied Michael Chehkov Technique with the wonderful Master Teacher Dawn Arnold here in Chicago, and it was she who recommended I go (I recommend folks study with her in Chicago). I’m so very thankful for that advice, and I look forward to eventually earning my teacher’s certificate through M.I.C.H.A.

Friday begins the NATS convention right here in Chicago, and I’m looking forward to catching up with my colleagues near and far, for a long weekend of learning and celebrating.

Come August, it will be my first VASTA conference (also here in Chicago) where I’ll get to reconnect with new friends from M.I.C.H.A., connect with two more Alba Method practitioners, and meet the creators of Vibrant Voice Technique in person!

It has been a delight to connect with so many caring, vibrant, intelligent, and passionate artists and teachers this summer. I’ve met so many wonderful people, and I sincerely hope that many of these new found acquaintanceships turn into lifelong colleagues and trusted friends.  

Last, I’ve been given the opportunity to work with some of Chicago’s finest singers in my studio. I’m grateful for their trust and loyalty, and I’ve delighted to watch them grow and find their voice in each moment. Thank you all for letting me embrace this work with you.

I look forward to a wonderful summer ahead!

Enjoy the long hot days!!