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Appointments and Affiliations



-Guest Artist at University of Minnesota, Morris discussing Spectral Spirits with Professor Athena Kildegaard's "The Environmental Imagination" students.


-Guest Composer at Northwestern University, session with Donald Nally's choral music students on the topic of her music.



-Composer Mentor, Minnesota Varsity - American Composers Forum and Minnesota Public Radio.


-Composer-in-Residence at Friends School of Minnesota, working with Kindergarten-8th Graders to compose a new school song.

2005 - 2017

-Composer-in-Residence, Schubert Club, St. Paul Minnesota

2010-Composer-in-Residence, Taos Chamber Music Group, June 2010
 -Normandale Community College - Master Class, April 21, 2010


-Composer-in-Residence, Taos Chamber Music Group, Fall 2008


-Guest Composer, Orono H.S. Bands, Orono, MN

2004-Composer in Residence at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY (4/24-4/29)
 -Presenter, pre-concert talk, Ensemble of the North, Strings and Singers: History of the Mass
 -Guest speaker — Girl Scouts of Minneapolis (April)

2002-Guest Presenter at Elder Learning Institute, University of Minnesota
 -Young People's Presentation and Concert, in association with premiere of Sherman: Scenes and Celebrations


-Composer-in-Residence, ICE

2000-Composition Workshop, Forest Hills Elementary School, Eden Prairie, MN, 3rd Grade Class
 -Minnesota Orchestra Adopt-A-School Program: spoke about music composition with 5th grade class at Holland Elementary (3 visits)
 -Two volunteer school visits through Community Resource Pool Program
 -Composer/Performer Workshop with young musicians at Musicapolis (administered by the Schubert Club), St. Paul, MN


-Composer in Residence with the Rose Ensemble, Minneapolis, MN


-Young People's Workshop, "Painting with Sound," Sherman, CT


-Composition Teacher, Musicopolis (music education program administered by the Schubert Club), St. Paul, MN

1998-Guest at Friends School, held composition workshop associated with Dale Warland Singers choral premiere, St. Paul, MN
 -Guest at Longfellow Elementary School, held composition workshop associated with Dale Warland Singers choral premiere, Minneapolis, MN

1997-Guest Speaker at the Arts High School with cellist, Thomas Rutishauser, Golden Valley, MN
 -Composer in Residence at O.H. Anderson Elementary School Authors and Artists Fair, Mahtomedi, MN

1996-Composer in residence at Tufts University Celebration of Women in Music, Medford, MA
 -Guest speaker at Young Children's Music Program, Ramsey County, MN


-Participated in Composition Workshop for children associated with the premiere of Apparent Solids, Sherman, CT

1994-Judge for the Performers of Connecticut Piano Competition, Westport, CT
 -Judge for MMTA Composition Competition


-Composition Teacher (private instruction)


-Residency at the Ives Center for American Music, Danbury, CT

1987-Guest Speaker at MacPhail Center for the Arts Young People's Chamber Music Club


  • Owner, Hummingbird Press
  • American Composers Forum
  • American Music Center
  • ASCAP (American Society of Authors, Composers, and Publishers)
  • Chamber Music America
  • Chorus America
  • Music Publishers Association of the United States
  • 2012-2019 Secretary, Board of Directors; Independent Music Publishers Cooperative
  • 2000-2004 Education Committee Member, American Composers Forum
  • 2000-2002 Board Member, Dare To Breathe, Chair, Resources and Development Committee