Early musical training:

Private piano study, 10 years (1959 - 1967 +, 1973-75 )
Milan Zirovich (Professor, Pasadena City College), Robert Sage (USC)
Composition and Theory study, 2 years (1963 - 1965 +)
Jack Crossan, Pasadena
Private violin study, 10 years (1964 - 1974)
Alice Schoenfeld, Pasadena and USC School of Music
Chamber music and orchestral study, 8 years (1967 - 1975)
Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts, USC School of Music
Alice Schoenfeld, Eleanor Schoendeld, Daniel Lewis
Professional instrumental experience, 11 years (1969 - 1980) Southern California
Studio musician, orchestral violinist: Pasadena Symphony, Long Beach Symphony, Young Musicians Foundation (YMF ) Debut Symphony, Santa Monica Symphony, Los Angeles Master Chorale orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale Sinfonia, William Hall Chorale orchestra, etc.

Vocal training:

University of Southern California School of Music (1971 - 1979)
B.M. in Voice Performance (magna cum laude), minor in History
M.M. in Vocal Arts (magna cum laude)
2-year Graduate Teaching Fellowship - Theory and Composition Dept.
Collegium Musicum, Doctoral seminar in Early Music
Thesis topic: “Preparing a performance edition of ‘Las Cantigas
de Santa Maria’ from the Court of Alfonso X ‘El Sabio’ “
USC Contemporary Music Ensemble, 4 years - Founding Member
USC Early Music Ensemble, 2 years
Vocal soloist / instrumentalist (violin, treble viol, rebec, vielle, fidel, soprano recorder, portative organ)
USC Opera Workshop, 2 years post-graduate

San Diego Opera Center, 1979-80 Professional opera apprenticeship
Grand Prize Winner (Tito Capobianco, Jan Bouws, dir.s / John Balme, cond.)
receipient of several professional contracts with San Diego Opera

Private vocal study Kathleen Darragh - Los Angeles
Marlena Malas - New York
Leyna Gabriele - New York
Ellen Faull - New York
Sir Peter Pears - Aldeburgh, England
William Eddy - USC School of Music

Coaching and role preparation
Peter Grunberg - Geneva / New York / San Francisco / Los Angeles
Craig Rutenberg - Metropolitan Opera
Rakefet Hak - Metropolitan Opera / Los Angeles Opera
Joan Dornemann - Metropolitan Opera
Nico Castel - Metropolitan Opera
Irene Spiegelman - Metropolitan Opera
Levering Rothfuss - New York City Opera
Donald St. Pierre - New York / Curtis Institute
Brian Zeger - New York
Kemal Khan - Metropolitan Opera
Ben Malensek - New York City Opera / Dallas Opera
Michael Franciosi - New York / Houston Grand Opera
Jack Metz, Los Angeles
James Low, Los Angeles

Master Classes as participant
Dame Joan Sutherland , San Diego Opera Center
Sir Richard Bonynge - San Diego Opera Center
Lee Strasberg – San Diego Opera Center
Tito Capobianco - San Diego Opera Center
Eduardo Muller - San Diego Opera Center
Martina Arroyo - San Diego Opera Center
Sherrill Milnes - San Diego Opera Center
Sir Peter Pears - Aldeburgh, Los Angeles
Sir Winton Dean - Aldeburgh
Sir John Shirley Quirk - Aldeburgh
Elly Ameling - New York City
Gérard Souzay - Los Angeles

Acting and dramatic interpretation - ongoing
Lee Strasberg - San Diego Opera Center, The Actors Studio, LA
Stephen Wadsworth - New York / Metropolitan Opera
Tito Capobianco – San Diego Opera
Michael Fuller - USC School of Drama

Dance training Christina Botiller-Feliz - Los Angeles (2 years - ballet / modern)
Louise Reichlin - USC School of Music (2 years - ballet) International folk dance - 17 years (Caltech, UCLA, Seattle,
Columbia University, New York Ethnic Arts Center, Temple University, Princeton University)
Ballroom dance (3 years - Los Angeles, Seattle)

Baroque Dance and Gesture
Catherine Turocy - Dir., New York Baroque Dance Company
Nicholas McGegan - Göttingen, Germany
Drew Minter - Göttingen, Germany

Conversational/Reading/Written Languages

Performance Languages
English Italian German
French Spanish Portuguese
Polish Czech Russian
Hebrew Yiddish Languedoc (Auvergnois)
Mandarin Chinese Catalan Sardinian
Latin (Ecclesiastical and German) Japanese
Medieval English, French, Spanish