Seasons With Chorale: 20
Season Joined: 1997-98
Master of Arts in Vocal Performance - California State University, Northridge; Bachelor of Music in Voice - University of Kansas, Lawrence; Music Academy of the West; Spazio Musica-Italy; University of Southern California; Private vocal study
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform?
Los Angeles Opera; SAG-AFTRA session singer; private vocal studio; various orchestras, chorales, opera companies, festivals, and musical theatre companies
Black Rider (Robert Wilson/Tom Waits)-Ahmanson Theatre-Center Theatre Group; "Dew Fairy" Hansel and Gretel-Kansas City Chamber Orchestra; "Angel" Laud to the Nativity (Respighi)-Valley Performing Arts Center, Northridge; Ecce cor Meum (Sir Paul McCartney), West Coast Premiere- Angeles Chorale
Have sung on over 100 major motion picture, TV, commercial, and video game soundtracks; solo film/TV recordings include Family Guy, Rodney, Waterworld, Rosewood, Bruce Almighty, Mars Attacks!, Son of the Morningstar, Tak for Alt, and Spanish releases of the Little Mermaid, Babes in Toyland, and the Jetsons; Los Angeles Master Chorale recordings: A Good Understanding, Górecki-Miserere, Lux Aeterna, Christmas; LA Philharmonic recordings: Dudamel-Verdi Requiem, Salonen-Mahler 3rd Symphony, Daphnis and Chloe; Hollywood Bowl Orchestra-King and I (Julie Andrews, Ben Kingsley), Hollywood Nightmares; Three Tenors World Cup Los Angeles DVD/recording; Los Angeles Opera DVDs- Die Vogel, Der Zwerg, Die Gezeichneten
Highlights of your musical career:
Musetta, La Bohème-Utah Festival Opera; Glinda the Good Witch, Wizard of Oz-Radio City and 1st National Tour; Starlight Express-Germany; Don Giovanni-Savonlinna Opera Festival, Finland; Mabel, Pirates of Penzance-San Diego Symphony; Soloist/Fantasia World Premiere Tour-London Philharmonia Orchestra; Soloist/Peer Gynt-LA Philharmonic (Salonen); Mary, Shepherdess, Angel Gabriel-Glory of Christmas, Crystal Cathedral; Roles in Die Frau ohne Schatten, Marriage of Figaro, and Nicholas and Alexandria (with Plácido Domingo) as well as numerous cover assignments with Los Angeles Opera; roles in La Rondine and Bluebeard with Long Beach Opera; soloist with the Los Angeles Master Chorale: Angel Laud to the Nativity (Respighi), Fauré Requiem, Messiah, Opera Choruses Concert-Elettra, Idomeneo, Recitalist for 35th LAMC Anniversary, Benedicite (Vaughan Williams), City of Dis (Andriessen), Chichester Psalms (Bernstein), Figure Humaine (Poulenc), Lux Aurumque (Whitacre)
A defining moment of favorite LA Master Chorale onstage experience:
A profound and defining moment of clarity for me as a singer and artist was studying voice with Giorgio Tozzi. He showed me how to put all the pieces together and transition from being a student to being a professional.
What are you listening to these days?
Mimi/La Bohème-Puccini; Violetta/La Traviata-Verdi