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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 information that’s important to share and to organizations I’ve either been a part of or admire.



Copyright Office

League of American Orchestras Resources

Listening to Ladies – podcast interviews with women in music

Midwest Clinic – In Chicago every December

New Music USA Resources

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

Portfolio Composer – Garrett Hopes interviews composers and musicans



American Choral Directors Assn. 

American Composers Forum  Member

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

International Alliance for Women in Music  Executive Board Member

Jazz Education Network   Professional Member

League of American Orchestras  Member

Landscape Music Composers Network  Member

NACUSA, Cascadia Chapter  Member

New Music USA  Member

Oregon Arts Commission  Award 2016

Oregon Historic Trails Fund  Award 2018

Signal Fire Arts  Advisory Board Member

Society of Composers International   Member

Society of Composers and Lyricists