Areas of Expertise
Research/Production Opera Workshop
Teaching Areas: Vocal Diction & Acting
Education & Training
- A.D., The Juilliard School
- M.M., University of Southern California
- B.M., University of Southern California
What is you favorite place on campus? Why?
I love walking around the duck pond. It is a beautiful spot and just the right distance from my office for a nice lunchtime walk.
Share something about yourself that might surprise your students.
When I was twelve I won an international singing competition in Guatemala by singing "From a Distance" by Bette Midler.
What gives you the most satisfaction as a teacher?
I find great satisfaction when a student finally breaks through a wall after a struggle. It is a joy to see hard work pay off!
Honors & Awards
- 2004 National Semi-Finalist of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions
- 2003 Won First Place in the Western Region of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions
- Finalist at the Charles A. Lynam Vocal Competition
- Winner of the New West Symphony and Pasadena Opera competitions