Seasons With Chorale: This is my 2nd season
Hometown: Simi Valley
California State University Northridge (Bachelor of Music)
University of Arizona (Master of Music)
Do you also have a non-singing "day job"? If so, what do you do?
I have been the assistant director of the Los Cerritos Middle School Choir (Thousand Oaks) for five years now. I also teach some private voice lessons.
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform?
I am the soprano section leader at Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church. I am also singing with the LA Opera Chorus in Don Carlo this fall.
This spring I played Laurey in Oklahoma with Opera San Luis Obispo. I am excited to be singing the Soprano Solo for the LAMC Messiah Sing Along this season.
Highlights of your musical career:
Playing Johanna (Sweeney Todd) with Pittsburgh Festival Opera last year. Other past/favorite roles include Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Frasquita (Carmen), and Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi). This spring I was a semifinalist in both the annual James Toland Vocal Arts Competition, and the International Concours Festival Nuits Lyriques de Marmande in Marmande, France.
Favorite choral work(s):
Without question, Carmina Burana (Orff). My dream work to sing would be Harmonium - Wild Nights (John Adams)
A defining moment of favorite LA Master Chorale onstage experience:
This year's Big Sing was an incredible joy to be part of. The pumped up, supportive, loving energy from the audience was electrifying. I will never forget the experience of thousands of Californians singing beautiful music (Whitacre, Smiley, Dillworth, and Kirchner) together in community.
What are you listening to these days?
I listen to all variety of genres and artists daily. My Spotify playlists are organized by mood/feel, not by genre or type. I love hip hop/rap just as much as I love Hallelujah Junction.
Anything you'd like to add about yourself?
French and English are my favorite languages to sing in.
My dream role is Cinderella (Into the Woods), and Sondheim is one of my favorite composers.
Where do you live in L.A.?