Lecture-recital, "Sounds of Japan," East Asia Institute, University of Texas, San Antonio, February 22, 2013

Lecture-recital, Illinois College, “Japanese Shakuhachi”, Jacksonville, IL, November 4, 2011 

Lecture-recital, Texas State University, “Japanese shakuhachi,” San Marcos, TX, annually from 2005 to 2012.

Invited panelist, Texas Music Educator’s Association Conference, “Mariachi in Higher Education,” February 11, 2010

Lecture-recital, San Japan Anime Festival, “Shakuhachi Pilgrim,” Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, August 16, 2009

Paper presentation, Annual Conference, Southern Plains Chapter, Society for Ethnomusicology, “New Horizons: Women and the Japanese Shakuhachi,” Denton, TX, April 18, 2009

Lecture, World Shakuhachi Festival, “New Horizons: Women and the Japanese Shakuhachi,” Sydney, Australia, July 4 – 8, 2009

Lecture, Southern Plains Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology, “Integrating Mariachi into Higher Education,” Austin Tx, April 19, 2008

Lecture, Japanese Consulate, Houston, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Houston, TX “Japanese Shamisen,” November 23, 2004

Panelist, World Shakuhachi Festival 2004, New York City, July 29 - August 1, 2004



Lecture-recital, College Music Society, International Meeting, “Mother and Child: Tsuru no Sugomori and Tenderness of Cranes,” Kyoto, Japan, June 28 - July 1, 1999

Lecture-recital, World Shakuhachi Festival, “Mother and Child: Tsuru no Sugomori and Tenderness of Cranes” Boulder, Colorado, July 8,1998

World Music presentation to music faculty, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, August 26, 1997

Workshop, National Flute Association Convention, "Traditional Kinko-School Shakuhachi Techniques Adapted for the Western Flute," Orlando, Florida, August 17, 1995

Lecture demonstration, "Flutes of Other Cultures,” Superflutous Festival VI, University of Colorado at Denver, November 20, 1994

Paper presentation, Florida Folklore Society/S.E. Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology, "The Function of Devotional Music among Gujaratis of Florida," Sarasota Florida, February 13 - 15, 1987

Paper presentation, Mississippi Folklore Society/S.E. Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology, “Women in Songs of Social Control from West Africa to Trinidad,” Biloxi, Mississippi, April 12 - 15, 1985