5655 Barbara Drive
Fitchburg, Wisconsin 53711
Home 608-277-0824; Cell 608-695-0228


To fully exercise my intelligence, leadership skills and presentation talents in a work environment that utilizes my creative abilities whether in a business, academic or religious organization.



·         Excellent oral and written communication skills, presentation skills

·         Successful in leading, directing and teaching people of various backgrounds, ages and abilities

·         Self motivating drive for success with the highest integrity in all endeavors

·         Values include strong work ethic balanced by dedication to family and home

·         Embrace challenges and work well under pressure

·         Competent with internet and a variety of computer program types



2007-Present:     Piano Instructor

Arboretum Music School, Waunakee, Wisconsin. Individual piano, all ages, beginning through advanced.

2004-Present      Director of Liturgy and Music

Blessed Sacrament Parish, Madison, Wisconsin. Responsible for weekend liturgies in a parish of 1000 families with four to five liturgies per weekend, including:

·         scheduling and training of all lay ministries and cantors

·         recruitment, hiring and scheduling of organists, accompanists, small groups to play at select liturgies

·         directing traditional adult choir, bell choir, and children’s choir for select liturgies

·         plan and assist in music and liturgical needs for all funerals, weddings and para-liturgies

·         coordinate with teachers to prepare students and provide music for weekly student liturgies

·         maintain music library, budget and instruments including sound equipment for the church.

2002- 2008        Elementary School Music Teacher

Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, Madison, Wisconsin. Grades 3 - 8; general music education, including

·         planning and preparation for student liturgies

·         teaching music basics through age appropriate learning of the recorder

·         reinforce rudiments of music reading while learning basics of music writing, theory and history

·         computer/internet instruction for music composition, research skills, presentation of Power Point reports

·         development of vocal, presentation and performance skills.

1977-Present      Independent Music Teacher

Individual piano, all ages, beginning through advanced.

Flute and Vocal coach and instructor; beginning through intermediate level. 



2000-2002         Part time floral designer/counter sales attendant

Pretty Petals, Hazen, North Dakota.

1993-1998            Owner/Operator

MemorEase Imaging, a home based desktop publishing and digital transfers business.

·         Proficiency in digital imaging software, word processing software, graphic drawing software

·         Internet use for document storage, manipulation, and research

·         Reason for closing: re-entry into music work force as children grow.

1986-1987            Legal Secretary

Rose Law Firm, Securities Department; Little Rock, Arkansas

·         preparation and input of legal documents

·         Transcription

·         Mailing and filing of time sensitive Securities Commission documents

·         Reason for leaving: compelled to do music full time

1984-1986         Office Manager/Operator

A Way With Words, Little Rock, Arkansas.  Secretarial service and computer file storage/document management for building tenants on retainers and general public. Reason for leaving: pay not commensurate with work.




Music Coordinator; Keyboardist & Soloist

St. Martin's Catholic Church; Hazen, North Dakota. Volunteer position in church of 300 families, two liturgies per weekend; responsible for scheduling musicians for liturgies and paraliturgies and providing music as needed.  Reason for leaving: moved from state.


Member, Diocesan Commission on Worship

Diocese of Bismarck, Bismarck, North Dakota; member.  Members are appointed by the Bishop, after being reviewed and recommended by the current commission members.  Duties of the commission include aiding in planning of diocesan wide liturgies/rituals; recommendations to the Office of Worship regarding educational needs in the diocese as they pertain to parish life and liturgy; discussion of ways in which the Office of worship can better serve the people of the parishes in the diocese; review of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops (NCCB) Committee on the Liturgy Newsletter and disseminating that information as needed in the parishes.  As members of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions the local commission has the responsibility of preparing and submitting recommendations and topics to the NCCB Secretariat for the Liturgy for inclusion in the agenda for the annual national conference.  The commission was disbanded when the Bishop was re-assigned.


Director of Music

St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Beulah, North Dakota.  250 family parish with 3 weekend liturgies. Created position to develop and implement progressive music program for church and CCD, including development of choirs for adults and children; Primary keyboardist, part time position.  Reason for leaving: position closed due to lack of funding at the end of the year.


Director of Music

Immaculate Conception Parish, North Little Rock  Arkansas.  1400 family parish with 5 weekend liturgies.  Duties included direction of traditional, folk and children's choirs; training of cantors, supervision of organists; planning and preparing music for all liturgies and paraliturgies; keyboards, (organ, piano, electronic piano) and canting as needed; preparing and maintaining the music ministry budget; maintaining the music library.  Reason for leaving:  married and moved from state.


Staff Musician/Liturgist, General Music Teacher

Immaculate Conception School, North Little Rock, Arkansas.  350 students, K-8.  Responsible for planning and preparing children for school liturgies.  Initiated program of children cantors.  Taught general Music classes. Part time, one year appointment.


Salaried Cantor/Vocalist

St. Mary's Catholic Church, North Little Rock, Arkansas.


Director of Music

Parkhill Christian Church, North Little Rock, Arkansas.  Membership 300.  Duties included chancel choir, ensembles, children's choir, children and adult handbells, supervision and training of organist.  Reason for leaving: salary not commensurate with work requested; needed full time employment with benefits.


Assistant Music Director

Immaculate Conception Parish, North Little Rock, Arkansas.  Duties included development and direction of folk group, children's choirs; canting as needed.



M.A., Piano Performance, University of Iowa, Iowa City; Iowa

GPA 3.9 (4.0 scale) 

Instructor:  Kerry Grippe

B.M., Piano Performance, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Fayetteville, Arkansas

GPA 3.6 (4.0 scale)

Instructors: Carolyn Hickson

                     William Gant


Dakota Chamber Music Summer Workshop 
Minot State University, Minot, North Dakota


NDMTA State Convention
Dickinson, North Dakota



Dakota Chamber Music Summer Workshop
Minot State University, Minot, North Dakota


NDMTA State Convention
Bismarck, North Dakota



Summer Piano Institute
College of  St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota


National Pastoral Musicians Regional Conference 
University of Mary, Bismarck, North Dakota:  Special Interest Session Facilitator



12th Annual Liturgical Music Workshop 
St. John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota



2nd International Congress of Church Musicians
Vatican City, Rome  Italy



National Pastoral Musicians Choir Directors Institute
Baton Rouge, Louisiana



National Pastoral Musicians National Conference
Minneapolis, Minnesota