. ”...a remarkable creator...her music is at once challenging and accessible.”                                              John Lambert, critic and music editor of the Spectator “  highest caliber and has an immediate appeal to audiences of all ages.”                             John Strickler, Ph.D, Music Director and Conductor, Topeka Symphony “a most gifted and imaginative composer with a compelling virtuosity in writing for solo voice, chorus and orchestra.”                              Alan Neilson, Music Director and Conductor, Raleigh Symphony Orchestra                                                                                     Has composed symphonic and chamber music, in addition to music for theatre, dance, and documentary films.  Major orchestras, including the St. Louis Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Syracuse Symphony, and Rochester Philharmonic have performed her symphonic works.  “A Celebration of Spirituals was recently performed at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.  Her musical theater works have been presented at the American Music Festival and Lincoln Center, among others. She has received numerous commissions and awards, including the North Carolina Composer’s Fellowship, National Music Theater Network, Raleigh Medal of Arts, ASCAP and is in Marquis’ Who’s Who and Who’s Who in American Women. She is the pianist and Artistic Director of the Free Spirits Ensemble of the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra.  This chamber ensemble presents six concerts of new American music every season. ,