If you're self-motivated and you enjoy experimenting
you'll probably dig my teaching style.
2004: Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors, Carnegie Mellon University
2004- 2011: Director of Music and Art, First Congregational Church of Memphis
2004: Began teaching private music lessons
2012: Master of Music, The University of Memphis, 3.9 GPA
2012: Established Annabeth Music, Austin TX
2013: Joined the Music Staff of First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin
2015: Trained as Authentic Relating Facilitator, ALFT
2016: Became a founding board member of Connect Humanity, Austin's Authentic Relating nonprofit organization
2016: Soloist and Alto Section Leader, Passion of Italy tour conducted by Craig Hella Johnson
2016: Certified a Circling Facilitator through Circling Europe (learn more about Circling here.)
2017: Moved Annabeth Music to Fort Worth TX
My first recital was underwhelming.
Sophomore voice majors at Carnegie Mellon University are required to make utter fools of themselves by writing and presenting an original show. I bet you can't guess our theme!
The Carnegie Mellon Concert Choir was the first international choir to ever perform in Trinidad, and I had the great pleasure of performing this beautiful work in all of our concerts there.
I spent seven wonderful years as the Director of Music and Art at First Congregational Church of Memphis. Creating enough art and music to fill this space was an epic adventure.
For two years I was trained in conducting by The New York Philharmonic's Michael Gilbert, father of Alan Gilbert.
Mahler's 4th Symphony 2nd Movement at the Germantown Performing Arts Center.
I went to grad school at the University of Memphis. Apparently I decided that my Master's Recital was the perfect time to try out my Adele costume.
I moved to Austin to live the dream, and I was right. This is what work looks like. Fun fact: Shakey Graves was the first live musician I saw after moving to Austin.