Academic Credentials


  • 1997 Ph.D. in Musicology, Music Technology, and Women’s Studies, The Union Institute Graduate School, Cincinnati, OH
  • 1978 M.A. in Musicology, New York University
  • 1974 M.A. in Viola da Gamba Performance, Queens College, Queens, NY
  • 1971 B.A. in Music, Queens College, Queens, NY
  • 1967-70 Attended Oberlin College/Conservatory


         Gender, Class and Eighteenth-Century French Music: Barthélemy de Caix’s Six Sonatas  for Two Unaccompanied Pardessus de Viole: Essay (published, Viola da Gamba Society  Journal), Edition, and Recording (released on Dorian Discovery)


  • 2008-9 Visiting Professor, Gettysburg College
  • 2008 Visiting Professor, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts
  • 2007 Visiting Professor, College of William and Mary
  • 2003 Adjunct Lecturer, George Washington University
  • 1997-98 Visiting Assistant Professor in Music, Dickinson College
  • 1995 Adjunct Lecturer in Music, St. Mary’s College
  • 1986-87 Adjunct Lecturer, George Washington University
  • 1974-78 Adjunct lecturer, New York University
  • 1972-79 Adjunct lecturer, Wagner College
  • 1971-74 Adjunct lecturer, Queens College


  • 2000-2014 10 WAMMIES for Best Classical Group (Hesperus) or Best Classical Artist
  • 2008 EARLY MUSIC AMERICA, Lifetime Achievement Award in Education
  • 2001 (Hesperus) the STAR Award from the Arlington Commission for the Arts
  • 2001 (Hesperus) the Elizabeth Campbell Award for Advancement of the Arts inArlington from the American Association of University Women
  • 1998-99 Research Grant from Earthwatch “Celtic Identity in Ireland, Scotland and Wales”
  • 1996 Fellow, Aston Magna Academy. Lecture: “Native American Influences in the Music of New Spain, 16th-18th centuries”
  • 1996 William C. Gribbon Award, American Musical Instrument Society
  • 1990 $15,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts Solo Recitalist Program for pardessus de viole recitals at Kennedy Center and Carnegie Recital Hall
  • 1989 Featured in an exhibit of historic string instruments at Lincoln Center Library, NY
  • 1985 $5,000 grant from National Endowment for the Arts Solo Recitalist Program


  • Acting, Playwriting, Voiceover, Vocal production classes: Theatre Lab 2012-2014
  • Music Village: Traditional Greek and classical Turkish music workshop in Greece—2011
  • Balkan Music workshop—September 2009
  • Keith Johnstone Impro workshop-–June 2009
  • Comedy Sportz—Theater Improv classes—2007-2010
  • In the Moment 1 & 2 –Theater Improv classes—Oran Sandel, Shakespeare Theater 2008-9
  • Neutral Mask Intensive—Dodi di Santo 2008
  • Middle Eastern Music workshop—Mendocino, August 2008
  • Dalcroze Institute of New York—Teacher training 1976-78

ARTS MANAGEMENT—Workshops, Seminars & Classes

  • Fundraising and Grant Writing—12 workshops and classes at the Support Center and the Cultural Alliance, apprenticeship with Cheryl Carnahan (over $368,000 raised)
  • Photo typesetting and Graphic Design—The Writers Center
  • Publicity and Marketing—Cultural Alliance, apprenticeship with Robert Aubrey Davis
  • Considerable on-the-job training in strategic planning, Internet marketing, board development, Access software, DVD development, and educational resources creation

OTHER—Seminars & Classes

  • ADD Coaching—2013-present
  • Alexander Technique training—1975-1985
  • Newfield Method: Life Coaching—2002-4
  • French lessons—Alliance Française, 2009-2010
  • Pro Tools LE training—Jim Robeson, Bias Studios, 2009-2010