Seasons With Chorale: 1
Season Joined: 2016-17
Hometown: Santa Barbara
BA in Music Education and Vocal Performance from UCLA; Single Subject Teaching Credential in Music, UCLA
Do you also have a non-singing "day job"? If so, what do you do?
Not anymore! Was the full-time Choral Director at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts at Hamilton High School from 2013-2016.
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform?
I do various on/off-camera work for film and TV and sing with LA Opera Outreach, All Saints Episcopal Church, Pacific Opera Project, Metropolitan Master Chorale, and more! I also work with Efflorescence, a site-based interactive performance art group based in Los Angeles.
Akiko, in LA Opera Outreach's Production of The White Bird of Poston directed and composed by Eli Villanueva, November 2016.
Recent credits include, Fuller House, Cake Wars, Mary+Jane; singing background vocals on the Dream Theater CD, The Astonishing
Highlights of your musical career:
Working with Pharrell Williams for the 86th Academy Awards and getting into the LA Master Chorale!
Favorite choral work(s):
There are too many extraordinary pieces to count and answer this question, but one particular piece that help shaped my life as a musician and person, is Randall Thompson's Frostiana set to Robert Frost poetry.
Anything you'd like to add about yourself?
Find more info at www.kelcihahn.com