"Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture."
- Lydia M. Child
The "Gifford von Trapps"
Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, I have been a musician for as long as I can remember. My parents, both professional musicians based in Orlando, inevitably brought a rich musical life to the Gifford household. I had early dreams of being a ballerina, but this dream was soon broadened by a love for playing piano, singing, writing music, and performing on the stage. After graduating cum laude from Trinity Preparatory School in Winter Park, FL, I journeyed on up north to Washington, D.C. to begin my journey getting a BM in Musical Theatre at Catholic University.
While at Catholic, I participated in many wonderful projects including (but not limited to) directing, music directing, and choreographing. During this time I also immersed herself in the local farmer's market scene, where I have been working for 4 years and counting alongside my work and studies.
In May 2021, I graduated summa cum laude from CUA's Honor's College with a Minor in Music Composition and a Minor in Dance.