Public Presentations, Lecture Recitals, Performances and Media Appearances


Bard Music Festival: Nadia Boulanger and Her World: Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, August 2021, Panelist for Program One: “Women in French Musical Life: Composers, Performers and Patrons.” [link here]

MASK, a consort of viols: viol consort recital, University of Dayton, Sears Recital Hall, 2 October 2018. [link here]

Bach Society of Dayton: Viola da gamba soloist for Bach’s Johannespassion, BWV 245, 5 March 2017.

WDPR, Discover Classical, 88.1 FM: Arts Focus broadcast on Bach’s Johannespassion, BWV 245 with Dr. Alan Kimbrough, 2 March 2017. [link here]

University of Dayton Early Music Faculty Recital: Produced a full-length chamber music recital featuring harpsichord. Performed viola da gamba in three of the pieces (works by Marais, Rameau and Handel), 26 October 2016.

MASK 8WYSO, Public Radio for the Miami Valley: Featured on “WYSO Curious” program on Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes’ visit to Southwestern Ohio in 1916 and 1917. Char Daston, “The Ballets Russes Performed in Dayton? A Front-Row Seat with WYSO Curious.” Aired on WYSO, Public Radio for the Miami Valley, 91.3 on 25 July 2016. Archived at

University of Dayton, Campus Cultural Connections Event: “Love, Censorship, Art and the State: Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet,” co-presented with Drs. Maria Kisel (English) and David Darrow (History), 30 March 2016.

sam viol playingUniversity of Dayton, Lecture Recital: “Arnold Schoenberg’s The Book of the Hanging Gardens,” a Faculty Lecture Recital, was co-presented with Drs. Ryu-Kyung Kim (voice), Sunhee Kim (piano) and Hansoo Ha (photographer). I lectured on Schoenberg’s work, 13 February 2016.

University of Dayton, Campus Cultural Connection Lecture Recital: “Music of the Spheres: Copernicus, Kepler and Galileo” a Faculty Lecture Recital, was co-presented with Dr. Jennifer Speed (History of Science), and Profs. Andrea Chenoweth Wells (voice) and John Benjamin (piano). I lectured and performed on the bass viol da gamba. The event featured works by DuFay, Caccini, Monteverdi and Purcell, 24 September 2014.

WDPR, Discover Classical, 88.1 FMCollaboration with Shaun Yu, director of WDPR to produce two one-hour radio special of The Rite of Spring and the Ohio Humanities Council Funded Symposium, The Rite of Spring and Its Legacies: Global and Regional Perspectives.” Specials feature, featuring interviews with myself, Maestro Neil Gittleman and Drs. Lynn Garafola, Mary Davis, and Nina Gourianova with performances by Dr. Ingrid Keller. Aired on WDPR, Dayton Public Radio, 88.1 on 28 September and 12 October 2013.

Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, Pre-Performance Lectures and Educational Outreach Speaker: Presenting Public Lecturers on Dayton Opera, and occasional Dayton Philharmonic Programs at the Schuster Center for the Performing Arts and other local venues around Dayton, OH, February 2012 – Present.

University of Dayton, Pre-Performance Lecture: University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, October 2011, “La Bohème Occupies Dayton: Staging Protest/Staging Opera.”

Bach for One and Two, Special Pre-Concert Lecture, Early Music Society of the Islands, Victoria, BC, February 2010, “Bach Suites: Music and the Body.”

Perpetual Motion: Revolutions in 17th-Century Science and Music, Special Pre-Concert Lecture, Early Music Society of the Islands, Victoria, BC, October 2009, “Celestial Bodies: Music, Astronomy and Women.”

University of Victoria, Pre-Screening Lecture, University of Victoria, BC, Canada, November 2008, “‘Rise up in Arms, Oh Russian People!’: Political and Musical Meaning in Alexander Nevsky.”

The Cutting Edge: Young Scholars Share Their Work, 2nd Annual LGBT History and Culture Lecture Series, Gerber/Hart Library, Chicago, IL, January 2007, “How to Listen Queer: Problems with Music Reception in Belle Époque and Fin-de-Siècle Paris.”

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Performing with the Bach Society of Dayton, March 2017