Seasons With Chorale: 5
Season Joined: 2012-13
Hometown: Yucaipa, CA
BM in Vocal Performance and BA in German from Chapman University
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform?
Staff singer at St. James in the City Episcopal Church, Horizon Music Group, Golden Bridge Choir, LA Schola, Lark Musical Society, session singer on film scores
Vaughan Williams Mass in G, St. Matthew Passion, Messiah Sing-along, Western Wind Mass with LAMC, Fern Hill with Santa Monica College
Recent sessions include Transformers 5, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Smallfoot, Venom, Wreck-It Ralph 2, The Predator, and others; Verdi Requiem with Dudamel and the LA Phil at the Hollywood Bowl; alto soloist in Canticum Canticorum with Palestrina Ensemble Munich and the Bayrischer Rundfunk
Highlights of your musical career:
The Big Sing in 2018 was one of the ultimate musical moments of my life. I don't think any mere choral moment will ever compare to a crown of over 2,000 singers lifting their voices up together. If the whole world could sing in a choir together, I think we'd have a lot fewer problems.
Favorite choral work(s):
A defining moment of favorite LA Master Chorale onstage experience:
The LAMC Voices Within program has to be one of my favorite LAMC moments ever. Would you believe the catchiest music I sing was written by 5th graders? And singing my first Messiah solos at the LAMC Messiah Sing-along and hearing the incredible, joyous noise as the entire audience starts singing the choruses back at me - best front row seat ever!
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?
Other than hearing a concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall or the Hollywood Bowl, eat all the amazing cuisine we have here - the sushi, the Korean BBQ, the dim sum, the German food...I can go on and on. Then spend a full day stuck in traffic on the 405 for the quintessential LA experience!