For me, composing is a continuous process of growth, of learning. It’s important to be part of the larger musical community –
no matter what level of musician you are – starting your studies, a recent graduate, or a seasoned professional.
Equally important is my commitment to give back in some way –
to share knowledge, both learned on my own, and the vast amount others have shared with me.
I believe in everyone’s potential for LEADERSHIP
to lead both their own careers and help as many people as possible along the way
Listed below are links to resources and information that’s important to share and to organizations I’ve either been a part of or admire.
LINKS and RESOURCES
And We Were Heard – Bringing quality recordings of works by underrepresented composers
Decolonizing the Music Room – centering BBIA (Black, Brown, Indigenous, and Asian) voices, knowledge, and experiences to challenge the historical dominance of white Western European and American music, narratives, and practices
Donne – Women in Music – DRIVING EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION ACROSS THE MUSIC INDUSTRY.
I Care If You Listen – Articles for and about New Music
Institute for Composer Diversity – works to encourage the discovery, study, and performance of music written by composers from underrepresented groups.
Listening to Ladies – podcast interviews with women in music
Midwest Clinic – In Chicago every December
Music HERstory Podcast – A podcast for equity and inclusivity in all facets of the music industry
Nevertheless She Composed – interviews with women composers
New Music Gathering – IDEAS, RELEVANCE and Meeting More Musicians!
Portfolio Composer – Garrett Hopes interviews composers and musicians
The Daffodil Perspective – The Daffodil Perspective is a classical music podcast/radio show championing a space for everyone.
American Choral Directors Assn. Member
American Composers Forum Member
And We Were Heard. Composer
Chamber Music America Member
Confluence Project Supporter and Advocate
College Music Society Past Member
Composing in the Wilderness Participant and Leader
Creative Repertoire Initiatve Member and Contributor
International Alliance for Women in Music Executive Board Member
Jazz Education Network Professional Member
Leading Tones Music Composer
MAESTRA – Women who make music in Musical Theater
NACUSA, Cascadia Chapter Member
New Music USA Member
Oregon Arts Commission Award 2016 and 2020
Oregon Historic Trails Fund Award 2018
Signal Fire Arts Advisory Board Member
Wind Repertory Project Composer