Seasons With Chorale: 16
Season Joined: 2001-02
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
BFA in Fine Art, Syracuse University, with additional voice studies; MM in Early Music Voice Performance, Indiana University; continuing private voice study
Do you also have a non-singing "day job"? If so, what do you do?
I teach privately in addition to teaching at USC; have appeared many times with Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra as soloist and as chorus with Concord Ensemble; have been featured soloist with St. Matthews Chamber Orchestra in Pacific Palisdades
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform?
Temple Israel of Hollywood
Every Friday night and Saturday morning at Temple Israel of Hollywood
various film and tv soundtracks; LAMC Recordings: (Grant Gershon) Górecki Miserere, Nico Muhly A Good Understanding, Steve Reich Daniel Variations, Steve Reich You Are (Variations), Glass/Salonen; Pro Arte Singers Recordings (Paul Hillier): Arvo Pärt I am the True Vine, Carols of the Old and New Worlds
Highlights of your musical career:
filling in as emergency replacement for the cantor for Rosh Hashanah services in 2012, Samuel Barber Knoxville, Summer 1915 with St. Matthews Chamber Orchestra; Steve Reich Tehillim at Lincoln Center as part of Steve Reich's 70th Birthday celebration; John Adams El Niño; recent LAMC/LA Phil tour to Europe and New York performing Adams' The Gospel According to the Other Mary
A defining moment of favorite LA Master Chorale onstage experience:
John Adams' El Niño with Peter Sellars was an intense and wonderful experience. I've loved everything we've done with Peter Sellars. Getting a 7am phone call that I had to fill in for the hospitalized cantor for Rosh Hashanah Services.
What are you listening to these days?
Currently I am fascinated with "Recovered Voices" composers - those in Europe who would have been household names if their careers hadn't been suppressed or cut short by the Third Reich. I am planning a solo recital of this music.
Anything you'd like to add about yourself?
I am happiest when I get to do artwork as well as music. I am a tapestry weaver and fiber artist and also like to make jewelry. I made the earrings that go with our current gown and our previous gown.