Seasons With Chorale: 3
Season Joined: 2014-15
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA
Artist Diploma in Early Music from Cornish College of the Arts; MM in Vocal Performance from UC Santa Barbara; BA Music from Westmont College
Summer Festivals with Vancouver Early Music, and Amherst Early Music
Do you also have a non-singing "day job"? If so, what do you do?
Teach at Cal Lutheran University, Soloist/section leader at San Marino Community Church, High Holidays vocalist at Stephen S. Wise Temple, Areté Vocal Ensemble
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform?
Soloist/section leader at San Marino Community Church, cantor at St. Julie Billiart Church, Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble, Arete Vocal Ensemble
Guest soloist with the Colby College Collegium for the modern premiere of a cantata by Christoph Graupner, role debut as Samson in Handel's oratorio with the Santa Barbara Master Chorale, Guest soloist with the Irvine Valley Master Chorale for Mozart's Coronation Mass
Featured actor/vocalist in the Master Chorale's film Lacrimosa by director Arnaud Uyttenhove, soundtrack for Netflix's Altered Carbon, demo recordings for JBL/Harmon Kardon, solo vocal library Voice of Gaia: Bryn with Soundiron Virtual Instruments.
Highlights of your musical career:
Performing the modern premiere of baroque cantata Ah wo nun hin by Christoph Graupner with dear colleagues and friends in Maine. Performing in basically any concert at the Hollywood Bowl under Maestro Dudamel. Performing with LAMC and LA Phil in the 2018 production of Das Paradies und die Peri staged by Peter Sellers. Singing the tenor solos for the Master Chorale's 2015 Messiah Sing-Along.
Favorite choral work(s):
A defining moment of favorite LA Master Chorale onstage experience:
Joining my voices with thousands of others in Big Sing CA; one of the most life-affirming, joyful, and fun experiences I've had on stage. The Disney Hall crowd cheered the chorale like we were the Beatles!
What are you listening to these days?
Where do you live in L.A.?
What L.A. experience do you consider essential for visitors/newcomers?
Seeing a concert at Disney Hall or Hollywood Bowl, spending time at the Broad, admiring the art and gardens at Huntington Library or Descanso, eating your face off at Smorgasburg LA or Eataly, hiking Hollywood Hills/Griffith Park to the Griffith Observatory