Hello friend! Call me Polly...

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I'm a creative, versatile, sensitive, and highly trained performing artist, conductor, educator, arts administrator, songwriter, and sacred musician with 25 years of experience equipping and empowering voices and building community with music across genre, tradition, and culture. I call myself a Creative Voice Practitioner, a title I've coined to express my regard for the voice and the many amazing ways we can use it. I'm a lover of voice pedagogy - the art and science of teaching voice, and I'm currently a Voice Pedagogy DMA candidate at Shenandoah University. 

My mission is two-fold:

  • to promote creative self-expression and connection through the practice and study of singing across style, genre, belief systems, culture, and history

  • to support and equip music and voice professionals with resources, perspective, affirmation, and inspiration to continue in their vocation with purpose 

Giving Voice Project... 

is the banner under which I create and offer collective learning and performance opportunites, curriculum and education resources, music and historical research, and community engagement events. 

A thought for the day...

Our World Needs Our Artistry - Watch Knee Deep In a River video below for a message about connecting with our artistry instead of competing against each other 



Based in Damascus, Maryland