Blackwood, NJ 08012
To obtain a position as a speech-language pathology fellow in a medical setting working with adults, children, or both.
MS – La Salle University 2012: Speech-Language Pathology
Graduate Performance Diploma – Peabody Institute 2000: Conducting
MM – Temple University 1998: Piano (emphasis: accompanying, opera coaching.)
BM – University of Delaware 1994 cum laude: Trumpet performance.
La Salle University Speech Department Graduate Assistantship (2010-2011)
Golden Key National Honor Society.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Zeta Psi Fraternity (1989-1990)
Speech-Language Pathology Student Clinician, Spring 2012
Moss Rehabilitation Hospital, Tabor Road, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Adults)
Speech-Language Pathology Student Clinician, Fall 2011
Woodbury Public School System, Woodbury, New Jersey.(Pre-K to 12th grade)
Speech-Language Pathology Student Clinician, Summer 2011
St. Benilde and St. Francis Clinics, La Salle University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Children and adults)
Speech-Language Pathology Student Clinician, Spring 2011
School Lane Charter School, Bensalem, Pennsylvania. (K-8)
Speech-Language Pathology Student Clinician, Fall 2010
St. Benilde Clinic, La Salle University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Adults)
Assistant Conductor, 2008
Joyful Noise, Vorhees, New Jersey. (A choir of adults with developmental disabilities)
Highlights of Clinical Strengths:
• Individualized treatment plans designed to improve quality of life per the ICF paradigm.
• Preference for evidence-based therapy techniques.
• Successfully introduces novel therapy approaches in difficult cases.
• Therapeutic skills enriched by music, neuroscience, and linguistics interests.
• Sensitive to cultural differences and their ramifications for treatment.
• Empathetic counseling given to patients in difficult situations.
• Patient education delivered at a level appropriate to the individual and his or her family.
• Devotion to ethical professionalism.
Presentations, Research, Projects:
• Staff Presentation on Right Hemisphere Syndrome (Moss Rehab.)
• Research for literature review on the relationship between perfectionism and selective mutism (graduate assistantship, La Salle.)
• Formulation, presentation, and oversight of $125,000 equipment restoration project. (St. John's Lutheran Church)
Selected Diction and Vocal Experience:
Free Lance Professional Musician, 1991-2008.
Professional Conductor, Collaborative Pianist, Organist, Opera Coach, Music Director, and Adjunct Faculty Member.
Interim Music Director of Opera, Diction Instructor, 2005-2006
Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Princeton, New Jersey.
Music Director, Conductor and Organist, 2003-2006
St. Johns Lutheran Church, Melrose Park, Pennsylvania.
Vocal Coach and Foreign Language Diction Instructor, 2000-2005
Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Music Director and Conductor, 2001
Baltimore Opera Studio of the Baltimore Opera, Baltimore, Maryland.
Other Relevant Experience:
College Courses Taught: English, Italian, Latin, French, and German Diction; Music History; Orchestration and Arranging; Private Piano; Class Piano; Score Reading.
References available on request