I am a conservatory-trained musician. I graduated with honors from the Cleveland Institute of Music with a bachelor’s degree in viola performance and later earned graduate degrees in musicology.
I have additional training in playing for people who are critically ill. Through MHTP (Music for Healing & Transition Program), I earned credentials as a CMP (Certified Music Practitioner) on harp, voice, and viola. I have played extensively for patients in intensive care, neonatal intensive care, and hospice care units, most recently at Longmont United Hospital.
I am active internationally as a music historian. As a Fulbright scholar, I worked with medieval manuscripts in archives in Würzburg, Germany and Saint Gall, Switzerland. I keep busy with academic publications and presentations in Europe and North America.
I recently worked to uncover the historic music sung for the dying during the Middle Ages, as described in the video, "Coda." This research project has been generously supported by the University of Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study and is scheduled for publication by Oxford University Press. Stay tuned for more details!