Awards and Honors

Sigma Alpha Iota Professional Development/Education Grant Recipient, 2013

To support the New York City premiere of 15 Minutes of Fame: Liana Valente, soprano and piano
Vox Novus Composers Voice Concert Series
Jan Hus Presbyterian Church, New York, NY

Sigma Alpha Iota - Recipient Rose of Honor, 2013

Music Teachers National Association - Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, 2012

FAMA Grant Recipient (Fund for the Advancement of Musical Arts), 2011
Awarded by the National Federation of Music Clubs

Awarded to support participation at The Phenomenon of Singing International Symposium VIII
Newfoundland, Canada

Sigma Alpha Iota Professional Development/Education Grant Recipient, 2011

Awarded to support participation at The Phenomenon of Singing International Symposium VIII
Newfoundland, Canada

Guest Speaker and Performer
Bethune-Cookman 21st Annual Arts & Humanities Advisory Council Seminar, 2011

Presentation Title

The Artistic Collaborative Process: Reaching Out to Your Communities Around the World
I'm So Sorry I'm Late- a performance of the newly commissioned work by William Vollinger with pianist Dr. Rose Grace

Key Note Speaker Sigma Alpha Iota Lambda Province Day Celebration, 2010

Presentation Titles

Life Of A Rose
People-to-People - The Project Supported by YOU

United Who's Who of Executives and Professionals - 2005 Inductee

Wesleyan College - Honors Professor of the Year, 2003

Pellissippi State Technical Community College, 2001

Named Outstanding Adjunct Instructor of the Year

Selected as Performer at the Sigma Alpha Iota National Convention, 2000

Concert Title: Memorial Concert: The Vocal Literature of Dr. Violet Balestreri Archer

University of South Carolina - Guest Presenter, Graduate Student Day, 1998

Topic: Twentieth-Century Opera in the United States, An Overview

National Association of Teachers of Singing - First Place District Winner, 1997

National Association of Teachers of Singing - Second Place South East Region Winner,1997

Maryville-Alcoa Concerto/Aria Competition - Winner 1996, 1992

Barnum Festival Jenny Lind Competition - Semi-Finalist, 1993

Sigma Alpha Iota - Recipient Sword of Honor, 1992