Capella University. Ph.D. Educational Psychology—Emphasis in The Arts --ABD. Dissertation Topic: Learning Environments within Musical Theatre Productions: A Qualitative Study.
Eastman School of Music. Rochester, NY. 2004 –05. Music Education with a Concentration in Theory/Composition. Special Status. Coursework Ph.D.
Nazareth College, Rochester, NY. 2003. Music Education. Post Baccalaureate Music Teacher Certification. Certified to Teach General, Choral and Instrumental Music in New York State Public School Systems.
Conservatorium Alkmaar. Alkmaar, The Netherlands 1989 — Piano Performance and Chamber Music
Georgia State University. Atlanta, GA . 1988. Master of Music — Piano Performance and Pedagogy.
Wesleyan College, Macon, GA. 1984. Bachelor of Music — Piano Performance/Voice/Organ.
Converse College, Spartanburg, SC. 1980-82. — Piano Performance/Voice/Organ.
Distinguished Alumnae Award - Wesleyan College. 2014.
International Visitor's Program (IVP) Representative for the Jane Austen Society of North America. 2014.
Stage Entertainment Award - 2011.
Anna Sosenka Trust Grant - 2011
Arts and Cultural Council Grant - 2010.
Evaluator. 5th Avenue Awards, 5th Avenue Theater. Seattle, WA Present
Composer/Playwright under Broadway option. Present.
Composition, Voice and Piano. Private Instruction. Present.
Eastman School of Music. Opera Workshop. Composer-in-Residence. LILY, A Musical Portrait Spring 2013.
Artist in Residence - SHAKESPEARE SONNET PROJECT, Penfield High School, Penfield, NY (2011-2012)
University of Miami– Visiting Composer/Teacher: Provided/Composed curriculum for Musical Theater Department’s Staged Reading of “Jane Austen’s PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, A Musical Play”. (Spring 2009)
Eastman School of Music– Visiting Composer/Teacher: Provided/Composed curriculum for Opera Workshop. Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, A Musical (Spring 2004)
Agnes Scott College – Adjunct Music Faculty. Piano/Piano Pedagogy. Decatur, GA. (1990)
Young Audiences of Rochester – Artist Educator. Rochester, NY. (Spring 2008 – Present)
Young Audiences of Rochester is a full service arts-in-education provider whose mission is to use the arts for learning. Performances & Workshops
Corpus Christi School – Music Faculty. Monroe County Catholic Schools, Rochester, NY. General Music Pre-K3 to 6 and Chorus. (January 2007 – June 2008)
Hochstein School – Artist Educator. Rochester, NY. Led workshops in drum building. (Summer 2007)
Private Music Studio – Music Educator. Teach private instrumental & vocal lessons to students Pre-K to Adult. (1984 to 2008)
SPECIALIZED MUSIC TRAINING
Pacific Northwest Filmscoring Program - Summer Intensive. Hummie Mann. (Summer 2010).
Composition/Orchestration and Arranging. Greg Mertl. Private Study. Eastman School of Music. 1999-2001.
The Julliard School New York City, New York. July 2006. Dalcroze Level 1 Certification
Cuyahoga Community College Cleveland, Ohio, July 2006 Roots of Rhythm Level 1 Certification
Nazareth College Rochester, New York, Summer 2004 Kodaly Level 1 Certification
Eastman School of Music Rochester, NY Summer 2003 Orff-Schulwerk Level 1 Certification
J&B PRODUCTIONS LLC
Swell Productions – Founder. Rochester, NY. Established DBA that publishes, produces, markets and licenses musical works and logos created by Lindsay Warren Baker and Amanda Jacobs. (1998 – Present) Contracted Conductors, Instrumentalists and Singers. Produced digital recordings of concerts and performance events.
St. James’ Episcopal Church – Musical Director. Directed Choral Music Program, created Chamber Music Program as Community Outreach Program. Devised Music Internship Program to recruit high quality musicians to music program. Implemented Musical Theater Program providing compositional material. United the seven churches within Genesee Deanery to direct 50-Voice Volunteer Community Choir for combined choral events throughout the Diocese. Maintained extensive music library and worked within a balanced budget. (1997-1998)
Peace Lutheran Church – Organist/Choral Director. Rochester, NY. (2002 – 2011)
St. John’s Home – Organist. Assisted Living Facility. Rochester, NY. (2006 – 2012)
YMCA . Yoga Teacher. Eastside Family Branch. Penfield, NY (Fall 2010)
At PEACE with YOGA. Yoga Teacher. Rochester, NY (July 2009 – 2012)
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra – Accompanist. Atlanta, GA. Martin Sauser, Concertmaster Emeritus (1991 – 1993)
St. Jude Ensemble (Horn Trio) – Artistic Director and Pianist. Planned concert events acting as Booking Agent for Ensemble. Wrote Contracts and acted as Press Agent. Decatur, GA. (1990 – 1993)
KRIPALU YOGA IN THE SCHOOLS TEACHER TRAINING. (Provisional Certification) Kripalu - Stockbridge, Mass. July 2013.
YOGA WARRIORS Certification. Active Sol Yoga, Atlanta, GA. March 2013.
Docent Training Program - Memorial Art Gallery - Rochester, NY 2011-2012.
Colorado State University-Pueblo. Educational Psychology Coursework 2009-2010.
Red Cross, First Aid and CPR. Parkland, Washington, August 2009, Rochester, NY 2010.
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington, “Cover to Cover”, Continuing Education in Bookmaking techniques and Typography. July 2009
White Lotus Foundation Santa Barbara, California, 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification. June 2009
La Catalina School for Spanish Immersion La Manzanilla, Mexico - August 2007
Bryant & Stratton Rochester, NY 2002 Graphic Design (Non-Degree)
JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA (JASNA)
Lifetime member - Active with both the Jane Austen Society of the Puget Sound and NY Region.
YOGA ALLIANCE - Register Yoga Teacher - RYT-200