Tessa specializes in writing website content, grant proposals, professional biographies, professional emails and resumes.
Tessa am an avid reader and loves all types of music. She also hikes and bikes often in order to try to take advantage of the incredible Colorado scenery!
Tessa attended Princeton University as an undergraduate in Italian studies with a minor in vocal performance. While at Princeton, she completed two junior papers and an 83-page thesis, all of which received honors.
Though this was a performance degree, Tessa continued to write and research throughout her Masters. Her research focuses were Jewish Italian art song of the World War II era, and music influenced by the Chinese, Japanese and Indian cultures. While at the University of Michigan, Tessa was a finalist for a Fulbright to Italy.
For this degree, Tessa has written two dissertations and researched numerous topics. Her first dissertation is focused on the development of the character of Mother Marie from historical context to "Song at the Scaffold" by von le Fort to "Dialogues des Carmelites" by Bernanos to the opera "Dialogues des Carmelites" by Poulenc. Her second dissertation focuses on the singer's formant and its role in different styles of singing, including opera, musical theater, jazz, pop and Hindustani. Tessa also studies Norwegian folk and art song, and Carnatic and Hindustani singing.
Tessa is in the midst of completing a doctorate of musical arts and therefore spends most of her time writing about music. While this is an academic sample based in music theory, Tessa's writing on music also includes writing musician biographies, resumes and critiques of professional performances.
Tessa was a finalist for a Fulbright to Italy in 2015, which is the most competitive Fulbright scholarship location.