Seasons With Chorale: 9
Season Joined: 2008-09
Hometown: New York, New York
Romance Languages, Princeton; voice teachers and vocal coaches include Deanna Murray, Juan Pons, and Lisa Edwards
Do you also have a non-singing "day job"? If so, what do you do?
I own and operate a nonprofit tutoring service for children with special needs and/or circumstances.
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform?
Lead singer, Poncho Williams and the Jazz Cats; Guild Opera Co.
Mozart C-Minor, Los Angeles Chamber Choir, Disney Hall; Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Concert, Santa Monica Symphony; Fauré Requiem, Angeles Chorale, Our Lady of the Angels; the role of Marian Anderson, Maurice Kitchen's Voices: A Legacy to Remember, Wilshire Ebell
Christmas with Caroline, 2004; "Glory, Glory, Glory to the Newborn King," Festival of Carols, LAMC; It's Only Me (forthcoming)
Highlights of your musical career:
Shabat welcome service for Nelson Mandela at B'nai Jeshurun, New York; Ellington Centennial with Jay Hogarth and my older brother, Lennie, at the Tarrytown Music Hall; "Operator" at Chorus America, Zipper Hall (the only E-flat I've ever sung on stage); Jubilee Singers and Adams tours
What are you listening to these days?
Baroque (instrumental) and early (vocal) music are staples for me, along with Mary J. Blige, all things Callas, James Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Vaughan Williams, Benise, and "Gospel Classics" on a Sunday morning