Opera:Leading roles in regional opera, and with Santa Fe, Spoleto, Italy, and
NBC Opera companies.
Soloist with Collegiate Chorale, Robert Shaw Chorale, The Dessoff Choirs.
Title roles in Menotti's Maria Golovin; Thomson's Mother of Us All.
First United States performances:Beeson, The Sweet Bye and Bye
Thomson, The Mother of Us All
Poulenc, La Dame de Monte Carlo
Honegger, Jeanne d'Arc
National tour, U.S. and Canada, as soloist with Lauritz Melchior.
Solo concert tour of Brazil for U.S. State Department.
concert tour of U.S. and Canada for Columbia Concerts.
scholar to Italy.
Winner, Marian Anderson International Competition.
Chair (first and only female), American Academy of Teachers of Singing.
Obie (Off-Broadway Oscar) Award for Distinguished Performance in
Leading Operatic Role in Thomson's The Mother of Us All.
Honorary Doctor of Arts, Lawrence University, 2000.
Honoree at New York Singing Teachers' Association Gala,
Kosciusko Foundation, New York, NY, 2006.
Read the speech: Who Teaches the Teachers?
(see The Bookshelf)
New York: Schirmer Books/Macmillan, 1979.
Second Edition: Springfield, Illinois, Waveland Books, 2000.
Tristanissimo, the authorized biography of heroic tenor Lauritz Melchior.
New York: Schirmer Books/Macmillan, 1990.
Danish language edition, Borgen Forlag, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1991.
Power Performance for Singers: Transcending the Barriers, with Alma Thomas.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
Korean language edition, Project 76, Seoul, Korea, 2000.
language edition, Ongaku, Tokyo, Japan, 2004.
Articles as Contributing Editor to The Nats Journal:"Lillian Nordica (Voices from the Past)." 1986, 42: 32-35, 50.
"Mary Garden (Voices from the Past)." 1986, 42: 30-34, 38.
"Beniamino Gigli (Voices from the Past)." 1986, 42: 41-44, 46.
"Marian Anderson (Voices from the Past)." 1985, 42: 41-46, 52.
"Lawrence Tibbett (Voices from the Past)." 1985, 42: 26-30.
"Ezio Pinza (Voices from the Past)." 1985, 41: 33-37, 39.
"Louise Homer (Voices from the Past)." 1985, 41: 29-34.
"Richard Crooks (Voices from the Past)." 1985, 41: 38-35.
"Maggie Teyte (Voices from the Past)." 1984, 41: 31-36.
"Ernestine Schumann-Heink, Part II (Voices from the Past)." 1984, 40: 29-33.
"Ernestine Schumann-Heink, Part I (Voices from the Past)." 1984, 40: 29-33.
"Recital Programming of the Past." 1984, 40: 32-35.
"Feodor Chaliapin, Part II (Voices from the Past)." 1983, 40: 31-35.
"Feodor Chaliapin, Part I (Voices from the Past)." 1983, 40: 34-38.
"Nellie Melba (Voices from the Past)." 1983, 39: 30-34, 49.
"Choosing Repertoire." 1983, 39: 23-27.
"Jussi Björling (Voices from the Past)." 1983, 39: 23-27.
"The Question of Artistry." 1982, 39: 35-37.
WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES, and ADJUDICATION
Selected Appearances before National and International Organizations:Master Class: Boston Conservatory, February 2006.
Clinician: ACDA State Conference, Connecticut, October, 2005.
Master Classes: Webster College, St. Louis, September 2005.
Master Class: Classical Singer convention, New York, May 2005.
Judge: NATSAA, NATS convention, New Orleans, July 2004.
Clinician: Webster College, St. Louis, October, 2004.
Clinician: NATS Regional Conference, University of Texas, San Antonio, June 2003.
Speaker: MTNA national convention, Salt Lake City, July 2003.
Master Class: University of North Texas, Denton, October 2003.
Clinician: Belmont University, Nashville, June 2002.
Clinician: University of Indiana, Bloomington, June 2001.
Judge: NATSAA, NATS convention, Toronto, Canada, July 1998.
Master Teacher: Westminster Choir College, Princeton, July 1998.
Lectures and master classes: Lawrence University and Drake University, October 1997.
Lectures and master classes: University of California, Santa Barbara, July 1997.
Judge: National Society of Arts and Letters, Lexington, Kentucky, 1997.
Master Class: University of Kentucky, Lexington, March 1997.
Master Teacher: NATS Master/Intern Teacher Program, Ohio State University, 1996.
Master Class: NATS National convention, Seattle, Washington, July 1995.
Panelist: University of Maryland International Marian Anderson Vocal Arts Festival,
Judge: Denver Lyric Opera Competition, April 1995.
Clinician: NATS Boston Chapter Workshop, November 1994.
Clinician: NATS Regional Conference, San Diego State University, 1993.
Master Teacher: NATS Master/Intern Teacher Program, North Texas University, 1992.
Speaker: NATS national convention, Boston, July 1992.
Speaker: Second International Congress of Voice Teachers, Philadelphia, July 1991.
Panelist: First American Vocal Arts Congress, College Park, Maryland, July 1991.
Speaker: Wagner Society of Chicago, May 1990.
Director, American Song Workshop, University of Rhode Island, June 1990.
Master Teacher: Westminster Choir College, July 1990.