I'm a classically-trained coloratura soprano who specializes in experimental music and improvisation. I live in New Haven with my husband, composer and multi-instrumentalist Carl Testa. I regularly collaborate with composers and have premiered works by Anthony Braxton and Alvin Lucier, among others. I've also studied jazz and South Indian voice, and have experience with overtone singing, shape note singing, early music, and pop. I study voice with fabulous mezzo, amazing teacher, and dear friend Elizabeth Saunders.
As a part-time day job, I work as an archivist for the Oral History of American Music at Yale. We conduct and collect interviews with American composers. Music historian Vivian Perlis started this unique collection in 1968 and it has since become the preeminent collection of its kind.
Besides music and work, I'm compulsively domestic and am constantly seeking time to work on sewing, embroidery, and various "crafting" projects, and to cook decadent carnivorous meals for my husband and myself. I'm an avid bird-watcher, and a lover of pet rats, Pembroke Welsh Corgis, and all other furry mammals (except monkeys [shudder]). Finally, I am a fashion junkie and could easily fritter away all my hard-earned money on clothing, shoes, and makeup that hardly fit my lifestyle.