Seasons With Chorale: 10
Season Joined: 2007-08
Bachelor of Music, Flute Performance, Duquesne University; have studied voice privately for 14 years; current voice teacher is Lynn Nagle.
Do you also have a non-singing "day job"? If so, what do you do?
Education Manager for LA Master Chorale
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform?
I am a freelance singer and flutist (recordings, solo & ensemble work) and I have gigs throughout Los Angeles. I have a few private voice students. I also perform with local opera companies including Los Angeles Opera and Long Beach Opera. I have a professional designation as a Teaching Artist and conduct residencies at the high school and college level. Often hired as guest clinician and adjudicator at choral festivals.
Guest soprano soloist with Laguna Beach Chorale and full orchestra singing Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem; guest flutist: solo features with Vox Femina Los Angeles.
X Men 3: The Last Stand; several video games and soundtracks for indie films; A Mighty Voice compact disc as guest artist with Gay Men'ÂÂs Chorus of Los Angeles
Highlights of your musical career:
Coaching young artists at Mira Costa High School choir; ensemble features in LA Opera productions; playing the role of the Queen in Robert Chauls' Alice in Wonderland with the Guild Opera; (ultra fun!); Gustavo Dudamel's first performance with the LA Phil; Esa-Pekka Salonen's final LA Phil performance; and touring abroad with the Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers.
Favorite choral work(s):
A defining moment of favorite LA Master Chorale onstage experience:
They'ÂÂre all my favorites, especially opera performances! Most recent favorite choral experience singing Mahler 8 with 1,000 voices. LAMC wonderful music, emotionally charged.
What are you listening to these days?
Renée Fleming, early Leontyne Price, and jazz compilations mixed by my sister who is an awesome DJ
Anything you'd like to add about yourself?
I do professional voice over work. I am a 1st Degree Black Belt in Shotokan Karate. I love to play table tennis and I am a certified hypnotherapist.