Seasons With Chorale: 4
Season Joined: 2013-14
Hometown: Los Angeles
DMA Choral Music, USC; MM Conducting, CSU Northridge; BM Vocal Performance, CSU Long Beach
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform?
Artistic Director, San Gabriel Valley Choral Company; Director of Music, Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica, freelance vocalist, adjudicator and clinician
Soloist on the national anthems/the little match girl passion, David Lang/LA Master Chorale/Calder Quartet, 2016 Cantaloupe Music; Stages, Josh Groban, 2015 Reprise Records; Soloist on Shenandoah, John Alexander Singers, 2009 Gothic Records; Film and TV credits include Creed, Godzilla, Tinker Bell: Pirate Fairy, Arthur and the Bunnies, and on- and off-stage appearances on Glee
Highlights of your musical career:
Appearing in Glee next to Whoopi Goldberg; Singing with the Rolling Stones at Staples Center; Singing in Eric Idol's "Not the Messiah" at the Hollywood Bowl - I have NEVER laughed so hard on stage!
A defining moment of favorite LA Master Chorale onstage experience:
That time there was an EARTHQUAKE while we were singing Daphnis et Chloé with Charles Dutoit and the LA Phil in Disney Hall... Lights swinging above us, organ pipes shaking, audience freaking out... Maestro Dutoit didn't miss a beat! even though a few of the violins were ready to BOLT! Fortunately, there was no damage, no injuries, and the performance continued flawlessly. Talk about an "exciting" concert experience!
What are you listening to these days?
I spend a lot of time in my car and I love variety, so I listen to good old-fashioned So Cal radio. My pre-sets include FM 91.5 KUSC, 88.1 KJZZ, 103.5 KOST, 94.7 The Wave, 97.1 Amp Radio, 105.1 Go Country, and AM 710 ESPN Radio (don't judge!)