I have been composing and arranging music most of my life.
I am an Oregon native. I attended schools in Roseburg, and earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Theory, History, and
Literature from Willamette University, and a Master of Arts in Music History from the University of Oregon. I taught
elementary music in Sutherlin, Oregon, for 23 years, co-founded and directed the Umpqua Youth Choir in Roseburg, and wrote
constantly for my students. I retired from teaching in 2007. (*whew*)
Now I am ready to market all that work to other teachers and performers. As it gets in shape
for others to access, it will be posted on this site.
musicals are written for elementary students, but many are appropriate for older students, through middle school. Some
were written for first or second graders and some for fourth or fifth graders. When
the musicals are listed here, expect to find a plot synopsis, number
of speaking parts, instrumentation, approximate performance time, a list of musical numbers, and appropriate ages of performers.
|Lana in the temple door of her musical, "The Tanuki Band of Shojoji."