Seasons With Chorale: 4
Season Joined: 2013-14
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
B.M. Vocal Performance at the University of Southern California
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform?
I coach and direct a co-ed pop a capella group at John Burroughs High School, compose and arrange vocal music, teach middle and high school voice classes through CITYstage LA, and sing for the occasional movie and video game around town.
Bass Soloist in Mozart's Requiem with Symphony of the Vines in San Luis Obispo, and Father in The Industry's "mobile opera," Hopscotch.
I have the distinct pleasure to have sung on the soundtracks for Star Wars: Episode VII, Suicide Squad, Jurassic World, Godzilla, Minions, League of Legends, and the Z.R.E.O. Twilight Symphony album.
Highlights of your musical career:
Being able to bring the music of my childhood to life by participating in the Zelda Reorchestrated (Z.R.E.O) project, singing onstage with the Rolling Stones on their 50th Anniversary Tour, and performing the basso profundo solo in Einojuhani Rautavaara's Vigilia.
Favorite choral work(s):
John Adams' Harmonium, the Duruflé Requiem, Arvo Pärt's Beatitudes
A defining moment of favorite LA Master Chorale onstage experience:
Performing Esa-Pekka Salonen's mind-bending Iri da iri at the end of the 2013-2014 season. What gorgeous sonorities!
What are you listening to these days?
Hundred Waters, Sylvan Esso, Mutemath, YACHT, Alt-J, Roomful of Teeth, Andrew Bird
Anything you'd like to add about yourself?
When not making music, you can find me playing nerdy board games and rock climbing!
Where do you live in L.A.?
What L.A. experience do you consider essential for visitors/newcomers?
Hiking through Griffith Park to see the Hollywood Sign and the view of LA from the Observatory.