Years playing with the PSO: 17
Lives in: Dover, NH
How old were you when you started playing viola? Why viola?
I started playing the viola at age 50. I had played piano, trombone and guitar previously. I wanted to play with the PSO and knew viola would be the most needed instrument.
What do you like about playing with a symphony orchestra?
I love the music and being right in the middle of the chords.
What is your favorite piece of music to play on viola?
Anything Beethoven; also Copland and Williams.
Beyond musician, do you serve in any additional role(s) with the PSO? If so, describe what you do and/or your contributions in that capacity.
I am on the orchestra committee, serving as a go-between for community players and the PSO’s leadership.
Tell us about your musical education.
I have a Bachelors in Music from UNH ’76, Masters of Science in Music Ed. from UNH ’91.
How do you spend your time outside of the PSO?
I’m a retired music teacher. I play piano at church, enjoy my grandchildren, and read and make crafts, especially quilting.
Seacoast Wind Ensemble, and conduct the Dover Community Band and Exeter Brass Band