PRINCIPAL TEACHERS

Accordion        Max Wilhelm, Sharon Reed, Jan Reardon, Antonio Chiave,

Piano               Penelope Suslova, Andrew Michaels, Victor Gliere

Ukulele                        Larry Coin, Toni Jones Miller

Voice               Rosemary Villafranca, Barbara Lutsen

 

GRANTS and FELLOWSHIPS

2015                Frontier Community Grant, Neighbor Link Association, Detroit, MI

2015                Allied Artists Fellowship for Diversity, Treegrain Foundation, Providence, RI

2011                Newer Than New Music Project Grant, Community Room Fund, Detroit, MI

2010                Emerging Voices Award, The Whoa Foundation, New York, NY

 

PREMIERS

2014                “Shake, Rattle, and Tremolo” by Jan Calhoun

Soloist with Ormandyville Symphony and Green Girl Group percussion ensemble

2013               “Can You Reed?” for Accordion and Piano by Rochelle Micas, Detroit Chamber Series

2013               “Radical Movements” for solo Accordion by Johanna Klein, Berlinerpalooza, DE

2012                “Concertonalities” for Accordian and String Orchestra by Rochelle Micas

 

TEACHING

2010-11           Graduate Teaching Assistant, Cultural Anthropology of Funk, Gordy Institute of Music, MI

2003-04          Music Theory (Summers), Bluelochen Fine Arts Academy, Ormandyville, MI

2004-PresentPrivate Instructor, Accordioan/Piano/Ukulele/Voice

 

RECORDINGS

Box-Shaped Heart” (LP), Naxos, 2014

“Squeezevox” (LP) feat. vocalist Johanna Klein, Art of Sound Records, 2010

“The Gospel Accordion to Carla” (EP), Art of Sound Records, 2006