Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan

Doctor of Musical Arts in Flute Performance, December 2005

Studied with: MSU Professor Richard Sherman

Ervin Monroe - Principal Flutist with Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio

Master of Music in Flute Performance, May 1999

Studied with: Dr. Nancy Andrew

Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Professional Studies, 1996-1997

Studied with: Jennifer Connor – Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Robert Langevin- Principal Flutist with New York Philharmonic

Ukraine State College and Conservatory, Lviv, Ukraine

Music Education and Ethnomusicology, 1986-1992


Private Flute and Piano studio in Silver Spring, MD. 2011-present

Harmonia School of Music, Vienna VA 2013-present

The Pittsburgh Symphonic Youth Orchestras Coach and Associate Conductor for the 2005-2010 season.

Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center - Henry Mancini Arts Academy 2006-2011 Flute teacher, world music, music in context and chamber music classes.

Blue Lake Music Camp 2001-2005 Flute instructions and coaching chamber music

Michigan State University 2001-2005 Teacher of undergraduate flute students, woodwind method, and coaching a variety of chamber groups.

Youngstown State University 1997-1999 Assisted and lectured music theory classes on all undergraduate levels.


Performance venues include: The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC; Library of Congress; Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; University of Wyoming; Duquesne University and University of Pittsburgh, PA; Oberlin Conservatory and Cleveland Music School Settlement, OH; University of Hawaii; The Flint Institute of Music, MI.


Soloist and guest musician with the Columbus Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Manhattan Symphony Orchestras.


Gerdan-Kaleidoscope of World Music

Founder, Soloist and manager of the group from 2010-present

Harmonia World Music Ensemble

Solo Ethnic Flutist 1997- present.

The St. Seciliatide International Festival of Music, London, UK

Solo flute with chamber orchestra 2005-2008

Youngstown Chamber Orchestra, Youngstown, OH

Solo Flutist 1998-1999

International Music Festival of European State Ensembles, Vienna, Austria

Solo Flutist May 1993

Second International Music Festival of Military Bands, Krakow, Poland

Solo Ethnic Flutist June 1992

International Folklore Festival, Prague, Czech Republic