I'm so happy to have a new website! Thanks for stopping by. If you've read through my bio or checked the media page (or know me in person), you will notice that most of the projects and concerts I have participated in over the past few years have been in and around Washington, DC. I am originally from Pensacola, FL, and came to the DC area in 2011 to complete my masters degree at the University of Maryland, College Park. UMD is a fabulous music school that really changed my life in a myriad of ways, and I'm so grateful I had the chance to study there. However, school ended a little over a year ago, and my husband William and I have been trying to decide what is next.
After my graduation in 2013, we stayed in DC for another year to try it out, and though I love my teaching jobs and the many collaborators and awesome gigs I have stumbled upon up here, there are many things we want in life that are difficult to achieve up here. We have decided to move back to Pensacola. In many ways, I am sad to leave DC and the friends and colleagues I have gained in this area. However, it seems ever more frequent that I am reminded of just how small the world really is, and getting smaller every day. It is in that vein of thought that I carry my hopes that I can bring some of what I have learned and experienced in DC back to Pensacola with me.
I have enough work started in DC that I can't escape the area totally- I will be back and forth a bit during the year. William and I are excited to start a new life in a place that feels new to us, even though we grew up in Pensacola. We will be returning to the panhandle at the beginning of September. I am very excited to have been re-contracted by two of my favorite symphonies, the Pensacola Symphony and the Northwest Florida Symphony. Those gigs along with a teaching position in the works will ensure I am busy enough not to notice the change in scenery too awfully much.
Thanks for reading-