Performances and Lectures

I am a lyric soprano. Although I have performed art songs and operatic arias in recitals around the United States, my interest has turned towards the concert performance of Negro Spirituals. I have begun presenting recitals and lecture recitals on spirituals. Most of this activity is part of my research project called The Art of the Negro Spiritual (ANS).

These recitals serve as an opportunity to share the music created by pioneers of this music and to explore works by contemporary composers of Spiritual art songs.

I have also enjoyed opportunities to present recitals featuring both American and European composers. Click to view program or click to listen to Rachmaninoff’s “Vocalise” recorded during one of those programs. If you would like to have a program presented in your locale, call me at 641-821-0188 or email me at

Upcoming Programs

Saturday, June 17, 2017 – Summerfest

Presentation: Name Those Movies – Movie Music of John Williams
5:00 p.m.
Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, Grinnell College
Grinnell, Iowa
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Sunday, September 3, 2017 – IowaStock 2017 Music and Art Fair

Vocal Concert- American Composers’s Showcase
With Marlys Grimm, piano
5:30 p.m.
Simon Estes Performance Auditorium
Avenue of the Saints Amphitheater and Event Center
3357 Saint Charles Rd.
Saint Charles, Iowa
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More events will be added as they are scheduled.  If you are interested in engaging my services as a singer, lecturer or music researcher, please use the contact form or call me at 1-641-821-0188.

In the meantime, I have video recorded a number of my performances and placed them on YouTube. Please visit the direct link at

Please address any inquiry to me at