Seasons With Chorale: 30
Season Joined: 1987-88
Hometown: Born: Edwards Air Force Base, CA; Gew up: Torrance, CA
BA in Liberal Studies with a minor in Music from Loyola Marymount University, where I studied with and sang for Paul Salamunovich
Do you also have a non-singing "day job"? If so, what do you do?
I worked for 8 years in computers for an aerospace firm, but have been singing full time since 1990.
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform?
I sing at St. John Fisher Church in Palos Verdes, St. Paul's in Westwood, University Synagogue in Brentwood, and wherever else I am invited to sing. I am an independent contractor for A Little Dickens caroling group. I have taught voice privately. I sang for 11 years with the Carmel Bach Festival, mostly chorus but also solos. Educational outreach with the CBF and LAMC. I sang with L.A. Opera, and early music with I Cantori and The Early Music Ensemble.
Most recently sang the solos in Dvorak "Te Deum" and Mozart "Requiem" with the Brentwood/Palisades orchestra and chorus.
Solos: Outbreak, A.I. Artificial Intelligence
The Day After Tomorrow
Seeker: the Dark is Rising
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Batman and Robin
A Perfect Murder
Deep Blue Sea
Lady in the Water
License to Wed (on screen)
Star Trek Generations
Sum of All Fears
The Last Airbender
My Best Friend's Wedding
For Colored Girls
That's Life: Baum's Thesis
Robot Chicken: Two Weeks Without Food: Wrath of Khan
Highlights of your musical career:
Favorite choral work(s):
There are too many to list.
A defining moment of favorite LA Master Chorale onstage experience:
After 30 years, I have at least two:
The opportunity to sing Messiah solos both in concert and for the sing-along.
Singing Skip Lauridsen's "Lux Aeterna" in Madison Wisconsin
Anything you'd like to add about yourself?
I have been singing since I can remember. I discovered that my passion was choral music while in grade school. I am so incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to be part of one of the best choruses in the world. I hope to continue to contribute to great choral music.
Where do you live in L.A.?
What L.A. experience do you consider essential for visitors/newcomers?
Newcomers to LA? A day where they visit the Hollywood Bowl for a tour or rehearsal, have lunch at the original Pink's Chili dogs, then visit the La Brea Tar Pits, followed by a drive down Wilshire Blvd to the beach