Seasons With Chorale: This is my first season!
Hometown: Simi Valley
California State University Northridge (Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance)
University of Arizona (Master of Music, Vocal Performance)
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 four years now.
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform?
Also a member of the Pacific Chorale as of this season. We recently sang the Vivaldi Gloria at the Hollywood Bowl with the LA Phil, and will be singing the Passion of Ramakrishna (Phillip Glass) at Carnegie Hall.
Johanna in Sweeny Todd with Pittsburgh Festival Opera in July 2017.
Upcoming: Laurey in Oklahoma with Opera San Luis Obispo.
Highlights of your musical career:
Principal and supporting roles with the Los Angeles Opera Outreach Program, Opera San Luis Obispo, Pittsburgh Festival Opera, Pacific Opera Project, Glendale Centre Theatre, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, and the Astoria Music Festival including Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), and Frasquita (Carmen).
Favorite choral work(s):
Carmina Burana (Orff), Hymn to St. Cecelia and Ceremony of Carols (Britten), Jubilate (Bob Chilcott) anything Eric Whitacre, John Rutter, and many more!
What are you listening to these days?
I listen to all variety of genres and artists daily, including but not limited to Ta-ku, SG Lewis, Atu, Tori Amos, Meek Mill, Julien Baker, Counting Crows, and Paula Cole.
Anything you'd like to add about yourself?
French and English are my favorite languages to sing in, and Phrygian Gates by John Adams is my favorite piece of music.
Where do you live in L.A.?
What L.A. experience do you consider essential for visitors/newcomers?
Everyone who comes to Los Angeles needs to visit the Griffith Observatory, for the scientific content and the breathtaking view of the entire city.