Seasons With Chorale: 3
Season Joined: 2014-15
Hometown: Glendale, CA
I received my Bachelors and Masters in Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. I also graduated from USC Thornton School of Music with a Graduate Certificate and a Doctorate in Musical Arts.
Do you also have a non-singing "day job"? If so, what do you do?
Currently I am in my third year, tenure-track Assistant Music Professor in Voice and Choral Music position at Pierce College in Woodland Hills.
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform?
I regularly perform around Los Angeles at various events, functions and prepare a faculty voice recital at Pierce College every year.
Highlights of your musical career:
In the early 1990’s, I released two cassette tapes (E Zen Hayer & Ganche Hoghin) consisting of Armenian patriotic and national songs in support of Armenian orphans living in Armenia. All proceeds totaling over $65,000.00 was sent primarily for the children and their families.
Favorite choral work(s):
Bach St. Matthew's Passion
A defining moment of favorite LA Master Chorale onstage experience:
This past season was an unbelievable experience being able to work with high school students in the high school festival, to performing on stage with Eric Whitacre and being a part of the Big Sing. It is truly a blessing to be a member of this organization.
Anything you'd like to add about yourself?
Recently I gave birth to a baby girl, Lalique. I am enjoying my role of "mother", which is the most rewarding and demanding yet.
Where do you live in L.A.?
Currently I am living in Northridge, CA.