Seasons With Chorale: 1
Season Joined: 2016-17
Hometown: Palmdale, California
I began studying voice with Alis Clausen Odenthal in 2012, and continue to study with her. I am currently half way through pursuing my bachehlor's degree in choral studies.
Do you also have a non-singing "day job"? If so, what do you do?
I survive by being a museum assistant at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History. Other than music, history and art are my other passions. I'm fortunate in that my job is more of a passion than an actual job.
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform?
I've sung with the Antelope Valley Master Chorale in the past. I currently sing with the Sunday Night Singers and a new vocal ensemble called Tonality. I love singing with such amazing people!
Bach's Mass in B Minor with the Antelope Valley Master Chorale
Highlights of your musical career:
I've had many wonderful musical experiences, both in the orchestral and choral worlds. Performing Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring was definitely something I will never forget. Competing in the World Choir Games in Riga, 2014, with the Sunday Night Singers was also an amazing experience. Most recently, I sang in a doctoral recital at USC. The recital consisted solely of Lauridsen's sacred music. I was so moved by the music, the doctoral candidate, and her passion for the music, that it was difficult to actually focus and sing. I'll never forget that moment.
Favorite choral work(s):
This is always tough to answer, but...Padilla: Missa Ego Flos Campi; Brahms: German Requiem; Rachmaninoff: All Night Vigil; Vaughan Williams: Santa Civitas; Howell: Hymnus Paradisi; Durufle: Requiem; Rautavaara: Vigilia; Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna
What are you listening to these days?
Bach, Esenvalds, Lauridsen, Poulenc, Whitacre... among many, many others. I also enjoy the music of the monastic community of Taize in France - contrasted by some pop and indie rock.
Anything you'd like to add about yourself?
I still have to remind myself that I'm not dreaming when I look around and see that I'm truly living out my dream - making music with beautiful people. I'm blessed and thrilled to be a part of the Los Angeles Master Chorale and to make music with such wonderful people.
Where do you live in L.A.?
What L.A. experience do you consider essential for visitors/newcomers?
I love taking the metrolink to downtown to walk around and find new things to see. With the many museums, restaurants, shops, architectural landmarks, and artistic sights, there's plenty to see. And that's just in downtown! Drive an hour north to my neck of the woods, and you can go hiking at the Devil's Punch Bowl, then go up into the mountains and visit Wrightwood to play in the snow during the winter months. Or get away from all the chaos and meditate in the serenity of St. Andrew's Abbey, located in the small, remote community of Valyermo. Or you can head in the opposite direction and take a day trip to Ventura and hit up all the thrift stores, antique shops, record stores, and used bookstores on Main Street - plus visit the beach! LA and the surrounding communities have so much to offer. I'm never at a loss for an adventure. There's truly something for everyone!