Seasons with Chorale: 10
Previous LAMC solos:
BachÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ’s St. Matthew Passion, Messiaen Trois Petites Liturgies
Voice Part CHORALE: Alto
Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
Bachelor's of Music in Voice from Indiana University; Masters of Music in Voice from Peabody Conservatory; Britten-Pears School courses; lessons and coachings with Martina Arroyo, Phylis Bryn-Julson, Ernie Ligon, Ruth Drucker and Jayne Campbell
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform? Director of the Community Chorus of Peabody in Baltimore, MD; Composer/collaborator for site-specific works with artist Lita Albuquerque; Touring singer/songwriter performing locally at the Hotel Cafe, Bootleg Theater and more; Founding member of the Baltimore Afrobeat Society performing music of Fela Kuti.
Guest Appearances: Guest artist on Gabriel Kahane's new work emergency shelter intake form with the Britt Festival Orchestra. Singing Grand Pianola Music with John Adams and the LA Phil; Frequent guest artist with Moira Smiley & VOCO; featured singer with songwriters Brendan Hines and David Poe.
Recording/TV/Film: Limbo: Baltimore / Los Angeles (2015) - album of original songs; The Fall - debut EP; Small Mistakes - by Brendan Hines (featured artist); Carols from the Old and New Worlds and I am the true vine with Pro Arte Singers and Paul Hillier for Harmonia Mundi; Soundtracks include Sing, Frozen, Godzilla, Minions, Big Hero 6, Pixels, Kitchen Sink, Percy Jackson
Highlights of your musical career: Performing Michael Tilson Thomas' Playthings of the Wind at the Britt Festival and working with MTT on it. Philip Glass Koyaanisqatsi with Philip Glass Ensemble and LA Phil at the Hollywood Bowl; Singing St. Matthew Passion with LAMC; 2014 east coast tour with my band KT & The Hi 5
Favorite choral work(s): Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms
A defining moment of favorite LA Master Chorale onstage experience: Taken by surprise on stage at Disney Hall at the emotional immensity of Górecki's Miserere with LAMC when the sopranos come in and the tonality shifts for the first time in 30 minutes. And of course ... the EARTHQUAKE with Charles Dutoit and the LA Phil during Daphnis et Chloé.
What are you listening to these days? Evergreen by GEBBA; Podcasts (Reply All; WTF with Marc Maron; My Dad Wrote a Porno)
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Where do you live in L.A.? Silverlake
What L.A. experience do you consider essential for visitors/newcomers? Historical LA: Farmers Market, Magic Castle, Angels' Flight, Griffith Observatory, Malibu beaches