Curriculum Vitae
Selected New Music Concert Appearances

Strange Beautiful Music 12

**Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival

**Chicago Park District

**Chicago Park District

New Music Chicago

**JUX Relevance Project

Strange Music Cagematch

Aepex Contemporary Performance

Different Trains

Third Place Concert Series                             

SoCA Professional Artist Series                

Oakland U. Professional Artist Series         

Resonant Bodies                                   

SHO Art, Spirit, and Performance          

SONARE New Music Series                   

Center for New Music                             

Detroit Institute of Art Friday Night Live

Strange Beautiful Music XI                   

YInMn Project                                     

Chase Public                                  

Cleveland Uncommon Sound Project        

Music in the Woods                          

Constellation                       

WFMT Live Radio Show                    

Strange Beautiful Music X                              

Strange Beautiful Music IX

Strange Beautiful Music VIII

**World Premiere

New Music Detroit

Eighth Blackbird

Eighth Blackbird

Matt Ulery Trio

Nois

Juxtatonal

New Music Detroit

Unaccompanied Voices

New Music Detroit

Unaccompanied Voices

I will learn to… 

I will learn to… 

Unaccompanied Voices

Whoopknox

I will learn to…

I will learn to…

New Music Detroit

New Music Detroit

Juxtatonal

Juxtatonal 

Juxtatonal 

Whoopknox 

Juxtatonal 

Juxtatonal 

New Music Detroit

New Music Detroit 

New Music Detroit

Detroit, MI

Detroit, MI

Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

Midwest Tour

Detroit, MI

Ann Arbor, MI

Detroit, MI

Ann Arbor, MI  

Windsor, ON 

Rochester, MI

Bowling Green, OH

Windsor, ON 

Los Angeles, CA

San Francisco, CA

Detroit, MI 

Detroit, MI 

Atlanta, GA

Cincinnati, OH

Cleveland, OH

Grosse Pointe Woods, MI

Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

Detroit, MI 

Detroit, MI 

Detroit, MI 

2019

2019

2019

2019

2019

2019

2019

2019

2019

2019

2019

2019

2018

2018

2018

2018 

2018

2018

2018

2018

2018

2018

2018 

2018

2017

2016

2015

Operas & Staged Performances

**Pat SturnPat & Emilia Smallman, Gervais, Sievers-Hunt

North American Tour:

Brock University I St. Catherine's, ON 2018

College Street United Church I Toronto, ON 2018

Willistead Manor I Windsor, ON 2018

Capitol Theatre with the Windsor Symphony I Windsor, ON 2016

United Mennonite Church with the Windsor Symphony I Leamington, ON 2016

University of Windsor I Windsor, ON 2016

Madonna University I Livonia, MI 2016

Toledo Museum of Art I Toledo, OH 2015

Oakland University I Rochester Hills, MI 2015

Knox Presbyterian Church I Leamington, ON 2015 

Town Hall Theatre I Bayfield, ON 2015

Congregational Church of Birmingham I Bloomfield Hills, MI 2015

Marygrove College I Detroit, MI 2015 (U.S. Premiere)

Willistead Manor I Windsor, ON 2015 (World Premiere)

 

Abigail WilliamsThe Crucible Ward

University of Iowa I Iowa City, IA 2006

 

Anna I I The Seven Deadly Sins Weill

University of Iowa I Iowa City, IA 2006

 

Female ChorusThe Rape of Lucretia Britten

University of Iowa I Iowa City, IA 2005

 

Aunt PrunellaWhy Dinosaurs Don't Smoke Yankee

Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre I Cedar Rapids, IA 2005

 

Chorus I Carmen Bizet

Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre I Cedar Rapids, IA 2005

 

Inkeeper & Leader of the Second Caravan I The Exception to the Rule Brecht

Young Boy I The Yes Sayer & The No Sayer Brecht

First Clown I Does Man Help Man? Brecht

Planet Ant Theatre I Hamtrammck, MI 2003

 

Chorus I A Long Way Home Beer

University of Detroit I Spetses, Greece 2003

 

Torquemada L'Heure Espagnole Ravel

Oakland University I Rochester Hills, MI 2003

 

Suor DolcinaSuor Angelica Puccini

Oakland University I Rochester Hills, MI 2003

 

SandmanToo Many Sopranos Penhorwood

Oakland University I Rochester Hills, MI 2002

Film Appearances

Pat Sturn I Imagining Angels Canadian Arts Productions

Film Festival Tour:

BermudaSHORTS International Film Festival, Mannheim, Germany 2015

Toronto Short Film Festival, Toronto, ON 2015

Windsor International Film Festival, Windsor, ON 2014

Commissions
Residencies & Festivals

YInMn Festival I 2019

Ann Arbor, MI

Millay Colony for the Arts Residency I 2018

Austerlitz, NY

The Wholehearted Musician Residency I 2018

Avaloch Farm Music Institute, Boscawen, NH

[R]evolution Resonant Bodies Residency I 2018

Banff Center for Creative Arts, Banff, AL, Canada

YInMn Festival I 2018

Atlanta, GA

Cleveland Uncommon Sound Project I 2018

Cleveland, OH

Eighth Blackbird Creative Lab Residency I 2017

Ojai, CA

SoundSCAPE Festival I 2016

Maccagno, Italy

SICPP Festival I 2014

New England Conservatory, Boston, MA

New Music Ensembles

New Music Detroit      Vocalist                  2018

Whoopknox                 Co-Founder           2018

Juxtatonal (JUX)           Co-Founder           2017

Education

Master of Arts Vocal Performance I 2006

The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

 

Bachelor of Music Vocal Performance I 2003

Oakland University, Rochester Hills, MI

 

Bachelor of Science Economics I 2003

Oakland University, Rochester Hills, MI

Teachers

Dr. Edith Diggory

Dr. John Muriello

Dr. Rachel Joselson

Dr. Ingo Tize

Conductors

Robert Franz

Dr. Tim Weiss

Dr. William Jones

Dr. Daniel Kleinknecht

Dr. Timothy Stadler

Dr. Michael Mitchell

​Dr. Daniel Pesca 

Candey                       Not So Far As The Forest for soprano and cello

Carlozzi                      This Land is [My] Land for soprano and cello

Clay                            Opposites for three players on ukulele and recorder

Davis                           since forgotten for soprano, cello, and tape recorder

Epstein                       Hadyeh for soprano, cello, and bass clarinet

Felsenfeld                  For Those Who Learn for soprano and cello

Fleitz                           ... you have been warned for soprano and cello

Hersh                         Love Destroyed for soprano and cello

Jacob                          Next Time for soprano and cello

Joest                           Who Speaks for soprano, cello, and bass clarinet

McQuade Dewhirst  Such Little Arrows for soprano and cello

Search                        Resist!!! for 2 players

Smooke                      The Growth Delusion for soprano and cello

Villarreal                    I am relevant

Publications

Zelasko, J. (2019) Eleanor Smith’s Hull House Songs: A Singer’s Perspective. In G. Cassano, et. al. Eleanor Smith’s Hull House Songs: the Music of Protest and Hope in Jane Addams’s Chicago (pp. 282-297). Boston: Brill.

Panelist

New Music USA Grant Award Panelist I 2019

Teaching Experience

Private Vocal Instructor I 2002 - Present

Oakland University I Rochester Hills, MI 2017 - Present

Private Home Studio I Rochester Hills, MI 2010 - Present

Marian High School I Bloomfield Hills, MI 2012 - 2018

L'anse Creuse North High School I Macomb, MI 2010 - 2013

K.O. Music I Ray, MI 2010 - 2013

Prairie High School I Cedar Rapids, IA 2004 - 2006

Marion Music Academy I Marion, IA 2004 - 2006

Clarkston Conservatory of Music I Clarkston, MI 2002 - 2004

Adjunct Professor of Music Theory I 2013 - 2016

Oakland University, Rochester Hills, MI

Master Class Instructor I 2004 - Present

Brock University, St. Catherine's, ON 2018

University of Windsor, Windsor, ON 2016

Marian High School, Bloomfield Hills, MI 2012 - 2017

L'anse Creuse High School, Macomb, MI 2010 - 2013

Prairie High School, Cedar Rapids, IA 2004 - 2006

Stage Directors

Gary Race

Ed Bourgeois 

Karen Sherdian

Dr. Michael Gillespie

Dr. Arthur J. Beer

Master Classes

Tony Arnold

Jennifer Ashe

Katherine Goldner

Michael Spierman

Presentations
Awards

“Eleanor Smith’s Hull House Songs.” Lecture Recital at Oakland University, Rochester, MI. Mar. 16, 2016.

 

“Eleanor Smith’s Hull House Songs.” Lecture Recital at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Chicago, IL. Aug. 22, 2015.

Charles Lindsley Music Award

The University of Iowa Music Fellowship Award

 

Music Director & Conducting Experience

Opera Music Director I 2011

Create Your Own Opera, Project Daydream, Bloomfield Hills, MI

 

Director of Special Music Programs I 2006

St. Thomas Presbyterian Church, Shelby Township, MI

 

Choral Director I 2004 - 2005

United Methodist Church, West Liberty, IA

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