Seasons with Chorale: 12
Previous LAMC solos:
Vaughan Williams' Mass in G minor, Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610, Judith Weir's Ascending Into Heaven, Pärt's Miserere, Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb, Biebl's Ave Maria, Andriessen's City of Dis, Chinary Ung's Spiral XII: Space Between Heaven and Earth, Respighi's Lauda per la Natività del Signore, Charpentier's Messe de minuit pour Noël
Voice Part CHORALE: Tenor
Hometown: Shawnee, Kansas
Education/Training: BS in Journalism from The University of Kansas; Voice study with Jack Ballard, Norman Paige, and Jeanne Tomolleri
Do you also have a non-singing "day job"? If so, what do you do? I'm also a visual artist, painter
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform? Jacaranda Chamber SIngers, Millenium Consort, LA Chamber SIngers/Cappella, Temple Israel of Hollywood, Street Symphony
Guest Appearances: Pomona College, Los Robles Master Chorale
Recording/TV/Film: Over 100 films, TV shows, cartoons and video games, six albums with LA Master Chorale, eleven albums with Chanticleer, four albums with Kansas City Chorale
Highlights of your musical career: Singing at The Kennedy Center with Chanticleer. I'd never been there, and to experience it from the stage for the first time was powerful.
Favorite choral work(s): Le Cantiques des Cantiques, Daniel-Lesur
A defining moment of favorite LA Master Chorale onstage experience: Being one of the soloists in Alexander's Feast, and listening to the other soloists on the stage and being blown away. The talent displayed on that concert was an embarrassment of riches for LAMC, proud and humbling experience.
What are you listening to these days? My taste is all over the map, but currently in rotation is Jobim, Stan Kenton,The Bird and the Bee, Chet Baker, Hi-Lo's, Holden, Missy Elliott, Prince, Tame Impala.
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Where do you live in L.A.? Pasadena
What L.A. experience do you consider essential for visitors/newcomers? Forget anything you have heard about LA and come with an open mind and heart. The incredible mix of people create a city of thousands of experiences, so many interesting people to meet and such wildly varied food to try.