Biographical Sketch



Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

University of South Carolina

Choral Conducting

Master of Divinity (M.Div.) (In progress)

Duke University, Divinity School

Anglican Studies & Theology and the Arts 


Master of Music (MM) 

University of North Carolina - Greensboro 

Choral Conducting & Vocal Pedagogy


Bachelor of Music (BM) 

East Carolina University

Sacred Music & Organ Performance

Primary Teachers:

Organ - Robert Parkins, Janette Fishell, & Colin Andrews
Choral Conducting - Daniel Bara, Welburn Young, William Carroll,

Karen Kennedy, Larry Wyatt, & Alicia Walker

Certificates and Diplomas

University of Notre Dame; McGrath Institute

Diploma in Liturgical Theology

Indiana University

Graduate Certificate in Higher Education/Student Affairs Administration


University of North Carolina - Greensboro  

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Choral Music Education


Protestant & Synagogue Music

Elementary, Secondary, and Collegiate Level Teaching

Community Choral Organizations

Private Instruction in Music






Research Interests

Choral Pedagogy and the Aging Singer

The Left-handed Choral Conductor

Historical Performance Practice in Choral Performance

The Church Musician and the Chamber Orchestra

Ethics Among Church Musicians


Teaching Competencies/Experience

Choral Ensembles

Choral Methods

Applied Voice

Fundamentals of Music Theory

Music Theory I

Music Theory II

Aural Skills I

Aural Skills II

Music Appreciation

Piano Proficiency/Group Piano Class


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