Cambridge Singing Teacher Performance Coach Choral Director
After completing a Bachelor of Music with distinction at the University of Alberta,
Edmonton, I toured as a soloist with the Edmonton and Calgary Opera Associations’
‘Opera in Schools’ programme. Following two years at the Mozarteum Sommerakademie
in Salzburg, where students were given daily opportunities to work with international
singing coaches, I sang my first professional role with the Edmonton Opera Association.
Further roles followed with the Calgary, Winnipeg and Vancouver Opera Companies.
Chosen along with seven other young singers from across Canada to join the Canadian
Opera Company’s young artists’ programme in Toronto, I sang mezzo-soprano roles in
touring and main-stage productions. I have performed as a soloist in the Stratford
Festival and with the Symphony Orchestras of Edmonton, Toronto and Chicago. I performed
the title role of Carmen in Peter Brook’s acclaimed Broadway production at the Vivien
Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Centre, New York.
After moving to the UK, I obtained an MA in History and an MPhil in the History of
Political Thought from the University of Cambridge where I started the first student
choir at Lucy Cavendish College. During my time as Director, this open-to-all student
choir was invited by the President to perform at private dinners and larger college
events. Finding that I enjoyed directing and inspiring singers, I continued to work
with community choirs after my graduation. I also began to teach singing, first at
St John’s College School and then in my own private practice. In 2008 I founded a
new, auditioned choir at Lucy Cavendish College: the Lucy Cavendish Singers.