My family always jokes that I was singing before I was talking. However, I fell in love with performing around the age of 11 when I was in sixth grade. I started by singing the National Anthem at our high school's football, basketball and track events. While still in school I became involved in choir, small group ensembles, and the annual musical.
I knew that I wanted to continue to grow the scale and stage of which I sang. This led me to singing the National Anthem whenever the opportunity was presented. I found myself at local rodeos, the Kansas State fair, Kansas FFA State Convention, and Hutchinson Community College sporting events.
After high school I began my undergraduate degree at Hutchinson Community College, where I sang on scholarship in the large choir and the the nationally renowned vocal jazz group Badinage. I performed with Badinage for two years where I was able to perform at the Jazz Educators Network Conference in Dallas Texas, Chicago, opened for the Manhattan Transfer, and performed with the Hutchinson Symphony.
Today I continue to perform the National Anthem. A few of my most recent accomplishments include ending as a finalist in the National Cattlemen's Beef Association national anthem contest, performing at the Big 12 Outdoor Track Championship, and performing at an open horse show with the American Royal.
Big 12 Outdoor Track Championship 2021
National Cattlemen's Beef Association contest finalist
Jazz Educators Network Confernce
This performance took place in December 2019 at a Kansas State Women's Basketball game.
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Wade in the Water
This is a performance of the piece Wade in the Water. It was performed in November 2018 at the Jazz and BBQ event hosted by Hutchinson Community College's jazz ensemble Badinage, which I was a member of for two years.