Seasons With Chorale: 3
Season Joined: 2014-15
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA
Artist Diploma in Early Music from Cornish College of the Arts; MM in Vocal Performance from UC Santa Barbara; BA Music from Westmont College
Summer Festivals with Vancouver Early Music, and Amherst Early Music
Do you also have a non-singing "day job"? If so, what do you do?
Teaching private voice and piano lessons. I also do contract work in Arts Administration for the Ojai Music Festival.
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform?
Soloist/section leader at San Marino Community Church, cantor at St. Julie Billiart Church, Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble, Arete Vocal Ensemble
Premiered the role of Don Ottavio in the opera The Return of Don Giovanni with the Santa Barbara Music Club. Tenor soloist in LA Chamber Choir's St. John Passion. Solo appearances with the Irvine Valley Master Chorale in The Glory of Verseilles, Tenor soloist in Mozart's Vesperae solennes de confessore and Thomas Linley's cantata The Song of Moses with the Westmont College Orchestra and Choir
Solo vocal library Voice of Gaia: Bryn with Soundiron Instruments; Solo trumpet recording on films Chicken Suit and The Sacrifice of Old San Juan by director A.K. Hottman, Solo Trumpet on debut albums Creek Road and Giants by singer/songwriter Trevor Borden.
Highlights of your musical career:
Singing for Alan Gilbert's last concert with the NY Phil with the LAMC and Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara- Performing at the Hollywood bowl under Gustavo Dudamel - Unveiling a never-before-heard 11th-century plainchant mass at the Getty Center with early music ensemble "Capella Cordina"; performing as the front-man for a cover of The Who's Won't be Fooled Again at the Santa Barbara Bowl; Spending time and playing music with autistic musical savant Leslie Lemke
Favorite choral work(s):
Leoš Janáček's Glagolitic Mass, Frank Martin Mass for Double Choir, Howell's Requiem, Thomas Tallis' Spem in Alium, Verdi's Requiem, Arvo Pärt Passio, Monteverdi's Vespro Della Beata Vergine, Bach B Minor Mass
A defining moment of favorite LA Master Chorale onstage experience:
Singing the tenor solos for the Master Chorale's Messiah Sing-Along and being on stage amidst a packed Disney Hall singing the Hallelujah Chorus. I've never experienced so much indescribable joy, love of music, and brotherhood of man than on that stage surrounded by that incredible sound.
What are you listening to these days?
Besides an inordinate amount of NPR, I'm listening to Alt-country artists like Magnolia Electric Company, Jason Molina, Bonnie Prince Billy - American roots music, Pokey Lafarge - Indy rock including Built to Spill and Shoegaze artists like Swervedriver - some metal when I'm working out including Rammstein.
Where do you live in L.A.?
Ventura county, Camarillo specifically
What L.A. experience do you consider essential for visitors/newcomers?
Seeing a concert at Disney Hall, Hollywood Bowl, or Greek Theater - going to the Broad museum - having a meal at Yamashiro - having a reuben sandwich at Canter's Deli and watching a rock show - hiking to the Griffith Park Observatory