Professor of Music
University of Missouri-St. Louis
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221 Music Building
University of Missouri-St. Louis
One University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63121-4499
Phone: (314) 516-7776
Fax: (314) 516-6593
Honorary Doctorate, Doctor of Music, honoris causa, Wilmington College, Wilmington, OH, 2002
DMA, Eastman School of Music
Konzertdiplom, Musikhochschule, Frankfurt, Germany
MMA, Yale University
BA, Pennsylvania State University
University of Missouri-St. Louis, Professor of Music, 2004
University of Missouri-St. Louis, Visiting Professor of Music, 2003
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computing, 2003
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Visiting Professor of Fine Arts, 2000-2003
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Visiting Professor of Music, 1997-2000
Washington State University, Professor of Music, 1991-1997
State University of New York at Buffalo, Coordinator of Keyboard Studies, 1985-1991
Nazareth College, Associate Professor, 1985; Assistant Professor, 1979-85; Lecturer, 1974-79
Alfred University, Lecturer, 1973-74
AWARDS AND HONORS
St. Louis Hellenic Spirit Foundation Award, 2007
Missouri Citizens for the Arts, Frederick H. Laas Memorial Award, 2006
Missouri Arts Council, Arts Education Award, 2006
Zonta Club of St. Louis, Yellow Rose Award, 2006
College of Fine Arts and Communication, UM-St. Louis, Faculty Excellence Award, 2006
Fellow in the Center for International Studies, UM-St. Louis 2004-2006
Honorary Professor of Women Studies, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2003
Teaching Innovation Award, College of Letters and Science, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 1998
Faculty Development Research Grant for Women in Music Textbook, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 1998
Alumni Achievement Award, College of Arts and Architecture, Pennsylvania State University, 1997
Mortar Board Distinguished Professor of the Year, Washington State University, 1996
Susan Armitage Award in Women Studies, Washington State University, 1994
Merit Award for Teaching in Women Studies, Washington State University, 1993
Outstanding Classical Keyboard Artists, Keyboard Magazine, 1992
Faculty Exchange Scholar, State Universities of New York, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1990
Outstanding Classical Keyboard Artists, Keyboard Magazine, 1990
Eastman School of Music, Doctoral Marshall (awarded to top graduate), 1981
Composition, scoring and arranging, theory for non-majors, music history courses for music majors, women in music, music appreciation, American music for non-majors, organ, harpsichord, piano, class piano, freshmen theory, and skills for freshmen. The literature courses contain an Internet, e-mail, and computer component. Technology courses include Survey of the Internet, Technology, and New Media Arts, and Creativity and the Arts.
The Soul of Ra for String Orchestra, Vivace Press, 2008
In Memoriam is for all our lost loves, loved ones and the many war dead. The throbbing pulse of pain alternates with the soaring
melody of hope and heart's ease.
Phoenix Rising personifies the indomitable human spirit that transcends loss and this world's suffering. Amidst our joy there is always
a reminder of In Memoriam and the gentle ache of remembrances past.
for String Orchestra, Vivace Press, 2007
I. Pastorale • II. Towards Liberty • III. Re-strain • IV. Commandment • V. For Life • VI. One Out of Many • VII. Profit • VIII. Return
Transformations for String Orchestra began life as string quartet with the same name. The expansion included divided strings and an added double bass part. This eight-movement work for string Orchestra was inspired by pioneer director Alice Guy Blaché’s 1912 silent film Making an American Citizen. The moods range from nostalgia to agitation to resolution. This haunting score captures a vein of folk America and utilizes the distinctive voice of each instrument.
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Frontier Fancies for Violin and Orchestra,
Vivace Press, 2007
This exuberant violin concerto features spirited interaction between violin and orchestra. Fiddleflirt is a dual of speed and energy. Twilight Dream is an evocative aria and lush respite before the wild tarantella of Dancedevil.
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Orchestra, Vivace Press, 2004
I. Blessings: Gift of Blood
II. Charity – Caress
III. Grace: Pleasure Heart
The first movement features flowing melodies, pulses of rhythm and energy, and alternating currents of intensity and release. Charity – Caress is an idyll, a tender evocation that began life as a work for cello and voice. The fugal and imitative elements reflect those intertwined voices in a dialogue both intimate and playful. Grace: Pleasure Heart is a rondo for orchestra, beginning with a yearning theme reminiscent of the first movement and a relentlessly driving undercurrent and percussive piano part. The next section features contrapuntal interplay based on an expansive rising melody. After a brief return of the opening material, these elements are combined in a spirited frolic.
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One of Ours - A Cather Symphony, Vivace Press, 2004
I. On Lovely Creek
II. Autumn in Beaufort
II. Honor at Boar’s Head
One of Ours is based Cather’s 1922 Pulitzer Prizewinner about a World War I hero Claude Wheeler from central Nebraska. “On Lovely Creek” is an American pastorale, evoking Claude’s youth on the Great Nebraska Prairie and the innocence of a youngish America just beginning to face the tragedies of the twentieth-century. “Autumn in Beaufort” is a charming interlude in the War, the celebration of a town newly liberated from the Germans. The dead have been buried and honored, and those who remain savor the small joys of life. “Honor at Boar’s Head” is a remembering of the life and service of the many thousands of war dead whose bravery and self-sacrifice ensures the many freedoms we enjoy.
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page of On Lovely Creek.
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Arcadian Reverie for String Orchestra, Vivace Press, 2004