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.

Upcoming Programs

Please visit my Events Calendar page to see my upcoming performances, programs, lectures and other activities.

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