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She is founder, artistic director, and resident composer for Singing Harp, an arts troupe directed by New York stage director Terrence Montgomery, which presents fairy tales, myths, and classic stories in dramatic and musical forms. The company performs in locations ranging from schools and small local libraries to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and such esteemed venues as Caramoor and the NYU Storytelling Series. They have received grants from NYSCA and the Westchester Arts Council, and recently were awarded their second major grant from the Rudyard and Emanualla Reimss Fund in the Westchester Community Foundation through the Westchester Library System to present a series of performances in the 2010-2011 season.
Meet the Composer awarded her a residency grant to create a musical/dramatic setting of The Brementown Musicians with children at PS 19 in the Bronx. New York One Cable Television named her “New Yorker of the Week” in 1998 for her work with children as founder and artistic director of the Woodlawn Children’s Theater. Since 2000 she has participated in the Westchester Philharmonic Outreach Program, working in the schools with children of all ages from a great variety of backgrounds.
She teaches in the Pre-college division of the Manhattan School of Music, and is on the faculty of the Music Conservatory of Westchester.