Seasons With Chorale: 15
Season Joined: 2002-03
Hometown: Eugene, Oregon
BM, Vocal Performance (Pacific Lutheran University); MM, Vocal Performance (Eastman School of Music); DMA, Historical Performance (University of Southern California)
Do you also have a non-singing "day job"? If so, what do you do?
I am happily employed at Azusa Pacific University's College of Music and Arts as a full time Musicology professor, was recently promoted to Chair of Graduate Studies, and nominated for the Rose Liegler Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Scho
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform?
Natur Early Music Ensemble, Tesserae Early Music Ensemble, Les Abeilles, Oregon Concert Choir & Oregon Mozart Players, Long Beach Early Music Festival, Concord Ensemble, Musica Angelica, Chicago'Âs Gravitación, Los Angeles Chamber Singers and various other vocal and instrumental groups; I am also active as a film session singer
Clinician for OCHA; Soprano Soloist with Les Abeilles; Soprano Soloist with Tesserae Early Music Ensemble; Soprano Soloist with the Los Angeles Master Chorale: Voices of Light
Steve Reich'Âs You Are Variations (2007 - Nonesuch) and Daniel Variations (2008), Josh Groban: A Collection (2008), Muhly: A Good Understanding (Decca, 2010) Górecki: Miserere, Op. 44 (Decca, 2012) as well as numerous film soundtracks, the most recent being Godzilla (2014), X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), The Sea of Trees (2015), Minions (2015), Jurassic World (2015), and Pixels (2015).
Highlights of your musical career:
Soloing as Voice 4 in Steve Reich'Âs Tehillim at Alice Tully Hall in NYC with my three buddies Shelly, Alice, and Amy; Touring to Europe with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Master Chorale to premiere John Adam's The Gospel According to the Other Mary
Favorite choral work(s):
Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610; JS Bach: St. Matthew Passion; Mahler: Symphony No. 8
A defining moment of favorite LA Master Chorale onstage experience:
Soloing on the Apocalypse cue for X-Men: Days of Future Past; Singing Michael Giacchino and John Williams' iconically beautiful score for Jurassic World
What are you listening to these days?
Ballet Mecanique, Battlestar Galactica, La Lupe, Gipsy Kings, Etta James