Photo credit: Michael Livshin


Transilvania University Brasov, Romania

Music Department

Senior Lecturer and Voice Performance Coordinator (2013-)


  • Undergraduate and Graduate Applied Voice
  • Vocal Pedagogy
  • IPA and Lyric German Diction
  • IPA and Lyric French Diction
  • Vocal Literature: German and French
  • Methodology of Teaching Applied Voice – course within the Department of Education
  • Vocal Performance Curriculum development, assessment, yearly curricular revisions in order to implement changes as required by The Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education through the Bologna Process standardization in European Union.
  • Student Exams, Juries, Faculty Search Committees, Academic Advisor, Recitals and Dissertation Coordinator, Tutor
  • Summer Programs
  • Accreditation (2019, 2013)


Selections of student activities and events:











University of Mobile, Alabama

Center for Performing Arts

Assistant Professor of Music, Voice

(Rank equivalent to Lecturer/Junior Professorship in EU)


  • MU 131-MU 432.04 Applied Voice
  • MU 141- 441 Opera Workshop: musical preparation, stage direction, full productions (team work)
  • MU 101-102/L Music Theory and Laboratory
  • MU 324 Vocal Pedagogy
  • MU 345 German Diction and Vocal Literature
  • MU 111 Chamber Singers Ensemble
  • Juries, Academic Advisor, Recruiting, Accreditation, NATSAA Voice Competitions
  • 2010 – Megginson Research Award


Selections of student activities, besides the junior/senior voice recitals:








Stony Brook University, New York

Music Department

Voice Teaching Assistant while a MM and DMA student

  • MU 182-482, 509 Applied Voice
  • MU 391 Vocal Chamber Music
  • Voice Faculty for the Pre-College Program
  • Head of Voice TA’s (2003-2006)
  • Auditions, Juries, Recitals

Graduate Assistant:

  • Admission Office: in charge of application processing and data entry for International Students (SOLAR, PEOPLE SOFT)
  • Department of Teaching, Learning and Technology: in charge of 120 undergraduate students’ payroll (SPARKYLINUX, BLACKBOARD)

2003 – Neumiller Voice Scholarship Award

2007 – Ackerman Award, Stony Brook Foundation Inc., New York

  • 2019 January-May: taking the course of Vocal Pedagogy for Musical Theatre and Contemporary Commercial Music at Alabama School of the Arts, University of Mobile, with Dr. Maryann Kyle – made possible through Transilvania University Research Scholarship and UM support. This class met twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays via ZOOM. It offered a great understanding of vocal techniques, styles and practices in MT and CCM. I highly recommend it!

Here are some photos from our “breakout room” (thanks to: Julian Jones)

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  • 2018: Two-week Research Scholarship for Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Institut für Musik, Germany granted by Transilvania University, Brasov

I had the privilege of participating in Dr. Gunter Kreutz lectures (Psychology of Music and Emotions and Lernen durch Singen). I joined in Silja Stegemeier’s Vocal Pedagogy class for Music Education and devoted endless hours exploring the resources of the Institute’s Library, on Music and Performance Psychology. The outcome will soon be out.

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  • 2017: Erich Bergel – Dorothy Kitchen International Voice Competition, Sibiu, Romania
  • 2016: International Teaching Mobility at University of Szeged, Music Department, Hungary funded by Erasmus +

I was delighted to work with the voice students of the department and to present two lectures on Puccini and Machover during the four days of the mobility. I am thankful to Dr. Temesi Maria, the Voice Chair for making this possible.

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  • 2015: International Teaching Mobility at Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Institut für Musik, Germany funded by Erasmus +

The week started with a lecture on human emotions in Tod Machover’s opera, DATP, for the Komponisten Colloquium: Musik unserer Zeit,and ended with voice lessons and the Early Music Ensemble class. Many thanks to Dr. Christoph Micklisch, prof. Silja Stegemeier, Dr. Gunter Kreutz, Dr. Violeta Dinescu and prof. Axel Weidenfeld for welcoming me aboard.

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  • 2015: International Teaching Mobility at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst, Viena, Music Analysis and Exile Documentation Research Center funded by Erasmus +

Meeting and working with some of the American students in Viena studying under the Study Abroad Exchange Program was a bliss. Joining Dr. Gerold Gruber’s classes and activities in the Research Center was also a neat experience.

  • 2014: Masterclass, Mississippi Golf Coast Community College, Music Department, Mississippi (Thank you: Dr. Allanda Small Campbell, Dr. Sharon Hudson)
  • 2014, 2011, 2008: Pensacola Music Association: Sonata Voice Competition, Florida

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  • 2010: William Carey University for MMTA Voice Competition, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • 2010, 2009, 2007: South Country Education Foundation, New York
  • 2009: University of Montevallo, Alabama
  • 2007, 2004: Port Jefferson Art Council, New York
  • 2007: Asian Pacific American Society, New York