Musician: singer. pianist. flautist. percussionist.
teacher. composer. arranger.
Athlete. Foodie. Traveler.
Dreamer. Believer. Beach Bum.
Lyndsey’s involvement with the arts has been a life-long
journey. As the daughter and
granddaughter of musicians and artists, Lyndsey was constantly experiencing art
forms such as music, painting, theater, photography, and others as a child. Her earliest memories include collaborative
performances with her sisters in their living room, watching her grandfather
paint sets and perform for community theater productions, and begging her dad
to play drums in the garage while she followed along on buckets.
As Lyndsey grew older, she started taking voice and flute
lessons. Though she learned how to sing, harmonize, and understand rhythm by
listening to records and tapes with her sisters, she honed her instruments and
learned how to read music through her private teachers and in school. By the
time she reached middle and high schools, she had joined every choir possible
in school and church, as well as playing flute and piccolo in the marching band
and pit orchestra. In addition, she
participated in community theater and landed supporting roles in shows like Anything Goes (Erma), The Pajama Game (Poopsie),
and Once Upon a Mattress (Jester). Lyndsey
loves sports as much as music – she played soccer and basketball as a young
girl. She continued with basketball
through the varsity level, eventually attaining captainship and MVP awards. She
also found time to be involved in many clubs and student government. In 2004, she was voted onto the New Jersey state student
council, where she honed valuable skills in leadership, communication, and
Lyndsey attended The Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College from 2005-2009 and graduated summa cum laude for Bachelor of Arts in
Music (Voice) with concentrations in Jazz Studies and Musicology. At Gettysburg,
she was fortunate to study voice with Gwynne Geyer and Dr. Kathleen Sasnett,
composition and arranging with Dr. John “Buzz" Jones, and jazz/improvisation
with Dr. Paul Austerlitz and Steve Fieldhouse.
For three years Lyndsey was the featured vocalist for both
the big band and jazz combo, and she toured Italy
with the band in 2008. She also
participated in various choral and instrumental ensembles within the
Conservatory. However, her favorite ensemble
was the student-led a cappella group called The Four Scores. She was member of the
Scores for all four years, and she arranged music and directed the group for
three of those years. In 2008 she
single-handedly organized a 10-year reunion weekend for alumni and was able to
gather over 75 alumni for the festivities and another 500 people to
attend the public concert.
Though Lyndsey’s musical endeavors were a big part of her
undergraduate career, she never lost sight of her passion for sports. She
played Ultimate Frisbee at Gettysburg
for four years, captaining both the co-ed and women’s teams and serving on the
executive board for three of those years.
While studying abroad in Melbourne, Australia she played Ultimate at the Australian
University Games, representing The University of Melbourne in the
During her time in Melbourne,
Lyndsey also studied Improvisation at The Victorian College of the Arts with incredible musicians such as Alex Pertout, Robert Vincs,
Ashley Cross, and Nilusha Dassenaike. Lyndsey completed two junior recitals –
one in Melbourne and another in Gettysburg
the following spring. During her senior year, she completed an undergraduate
thesis and a senior capstone recital. Her thesis, titled "Where Have All the Flower Children Gone? Post 9/11 Protest Music and
Why It’s Different From the 1960s," was mentored by ethnomusicologist Dr. Marta Robertson.
In 2009, Lyndsey moved to Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
to pursue a career in the music business. After a year of working and singing
locally, she decided to attend graduate school at The University of the Arts. In December 2011, she graduated summa cum laude with a Masters of Music
in Jazz Studies (voice). While at UArts she studied and worked with many
wonderful teachers and musicians: Justin Binek, Evan Solot, Rick Lawn, Marc Dicciani, Randy Kapralick, George Rabbai, Don Glanden, Ron Kerber, Liz Ross, Jeff Kern,
Trineice Robinson-Martin, Norman David, Mike Dawson, Michael Johnson, and J.
Michael Harrison. She completed a graduate recital as well as a graduate thesis
titled "Musical Stories: Why Liner Notes
are Important and How They Can Thrive in the Age of Digital Music."
While studying at UArts, Lyndsey participated in the
following ensembles: Jazz Singers (8 voices and rhythm section), Vox (pop a
cappella group), and Graduate Ensemble (jazz combo). She wrote and arranged
music for all three groups, as well becoming assistant director for Jazz
Singers and Vox. One highlight of grad
school was when she arranged her song “Milo”
for her grad class to record at WRTI 90.1 – it was then played on the jazz
radio show called “The Bridge” hosted by J. Michael Harrison.
After grad school, Lyndsey started pursuing her career in the arts business- from teaching to performing to administration to composing & arranging. She joined the voice/piano faculty at The Music Workshop in Berwyn, where she taught for two years and learned much about interacting musically with children of all ages. She also became the Audience Services Manager for Theatre Horizon in 2012, added the role of Development Assistant in 2013, and has recently handed off her Audience Services role and is focusing solely on development work for the company. In January of 2014 she became a contracted voice/piano teacher for students at Villanova University, as well as serving as a professional liaison for some of their student-run a cappella groups.
These days Lyndsey is gearing up for another year at Villanova, another season with Theatre Horizon, as well as teaching/gigging privately in the area and at her home in Philadelphia, PA. She has interned with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops (2010), The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival/Philly Fringe (2011), and she has worked at The Great American Pub in Conshohocken (2009-2014). Lyndsey has two cats named Jean Grey and Boba Fett, and she adores her partner and best friend Kevin. She loves to consume pop culture, play sports, and cook (she has a lifelong passion
for food), and wishes she could always be down the shore :)
If you are interested in hiring Lyndsey (for lessons,
workshops, jobs, public/private performances, arrangements, etc.), please use
the contact form on this website.