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, October 20, 2018 – Lecture on Saint-Saëns’ “Samson et Dalila”

Short Talk on Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD broadcast
11:30 a.m.
Harris Cinema
1111 6th Avenue
Grinnell College
Grinnell, Iowa

Event is free to campus community; fee for the public

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