Seasons With Chorale: 12
Season Joined: 2005-06
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from CSU Long Beach
Do you also have a non-singing "day job"? If so, what do you do?
I do some Finale music publishing/writing work, and do the occasional voiceover.
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform?
Baritone soloist and section leader at Glendale United Methodist, and then gig wherever anyone will hire me. I sing lead with the Nickelodeon Barbershop Quartet, bass with various caroling groups.
This last year I sang ALL the small bass/baritone roles in the St. Matthew Passion with the Lark Conservatory Orchestra and Chorus, and sang the solos in Kirchner's Songs of Ascent with combined church choirs.
Done about 20 over the years, last one was Godzilla.
Highlights of your musical career:
Favorite choral work(s):
Adams Harmonium, Britten War Requiem, madrigals of Gesualdo, Monteverdi and Hindemith
A defining moment of favorite LA Master Chorale onstage experience:
Performing David O's Map of Los Angeles to me is emblematic of Grant's tenure. It is new, it is Los Angeles, it beautiful, It doesn't take itself too seriously. Plus I love that it has weird instruments like 'chain link fence'.
What are you listening to these days?
Anything you'd like to add about yourself?
Where do you live in L.A.?
West San Fernando Valley
What L.A. experience do you consider essential for visitors/newcomers?
Finding a really good taco truck is essential. Hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains is marvelous.