Seasons With Chorale: 1
Season Joined: 2016-17
Hometown: Perkasie, PA
BM, Vocal Arts, University of Southern California; MM, Choral Conducting, Yale University
Do you also have a non-singing "day job"? If so, what do you do?
I run the choral program at the Buckley School in Sherman Oaks.
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform?
I sing with the de Angelis Vocal Ensemble and the Golden Bridge and freelance throughout LA County. I also sing with and sometimes conduct the Contemporary Choral Collective of Los Angeles.
The 2015 Lincoln Center Festival with the Concert Chorale of New York and Season 8 of America's Got Talent with the 3Penny Chorus and Orchestra!
Highlights of your musical career:
Most recently, conducting the Allegri Miserere in Salzburg Cathedral (quartet placed in the narthex and all) with the Chamber Choir of the school I at which I previously taught. Before that, conducting the Pizzetti Requiem (and some of my other favorite pieces of music) with a professional chorus at the end of my time in grad school.
Favorite choral work(s):
Frank Martin - Mass for Double Choir
A defining moment of favorite LA Master Chorale onstage experience:
Hoping to make some memories in my first season!
What are you listening to these days?
Poulenc, Lassus, Brahms, Bach, Tinlicker, Röyksopp, and System of a Down.
Anything you'd like to add about yourself?
Though LA is home now, I will always be a Phillies fan.
Where do you live in L.A.?
What L.A. experience do you consider essential for visitors/newcomers?
Hike Topanga Canyon in the morning before heading to the beach for the afternoon (never on the weekend, though!).