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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.


Alliance for Women’s Film Music

And We Were Heard  – Bringing quality recordings of works by underrepresented composers

Copyright Office

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

Diverse Composers of Wind Band Music


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.

League of American Orchestras Resources

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 USA Resources

New Music Gathering – IDEAS, RELEVANCE and Meeting More Musicians!

1 Track Podcast

Orchestral Music by Women of African Descent

Portfolio Composer – Garrett Hopes interviews composers and musicians

String Repertoire by BIMOC

The Composers Equity Project

The Daffodil Perspective – The Daffodil Perspective is a classical music podcast/radio show championing a space for everyone.

Wind Repertory Project

Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy



American Choral Directors Assn. Member

American Composers Forum  Member

American Society of Musicians, Arrangers and Composers  Member

And We Were Heard. Composer

BMI  Member

Chamber Music America  Member

Confluence Project  Supporter and Advocate

College Band Directors National Association  Member

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

League of American Orchestras  Member

Landscape Music Composers Network  Member

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

Society of Composers International   Member

Society of Composers and Lyricists

Wind Band Literature

Wind Repertory Project Composer

Women’s Audio Mission