Seasons With Chorale: 32
Season Joined: 1985-86
Hometown: Born: Edwards Air Force Base, CA; Gew up: Torrance, CA
BA in Liberal Studies with a minor in Music from Loyola Marymount University, where I studied with and sang for Paul Salamunovich
Do you also have a non-singing "day job"? If so, what do you do?
I worked for 8 years in computers for an aerospace firm, but have been singing full time since 1990.
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform?
I am a music minister at St. John Fisher Church in Palos Verdes and St. Paul's in Westwood. I sing at University Synagogue in Brentwood, and wherever else I am invited to sing. I am an independent contractor for A Little Dickens caroling group. I have taught voice privately. I sang for 11 years with the Carmel Bach Festival, mostly chorus but also solos. Educational outreach with the CBF and LAMC. I sang with L.A. Opera, and early music with I Cantori and The Early Music Ensemble.
Most recently sang the solos in Dvorak Te Deum and Mozart Requiem with the Brentwood/Palisades orchestra and chorus.
Solos: Outbreak, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow, Seeker: the Dark is Rising, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Extreme Measures, Twister, The Postman, Devil's Advocate, Batman and Robin, A Perfect Murder, Deep Blue Sea, Lady in the Water, License to Wed (on screen), Godzilla, Waterworld, Intersection, Star Trek: Generations, Sum of All Fears, The Last Airbender, First Knight, My Best Friend's Wedding, 2012, Man Trouble, Click, For Colored Girls
Television: That's Life: Baum's Thesis, Robot Chicken: Two Weeks Without Food: Wrath of Khan
Highlights of your musical career:
Teaching young singers at church about music ministry
Singing for services for Pope (now Saint) John Paul II
Singing with the Carmel Bach Festival
Singing with amazing singers for wonderful orchestras with the LAMC
Acting and singing on stage with the LA Opera
Favorite choral work(s):
There are too many to list.
A defining moment of favorite LA Master Chorale onstage experience:
After 30+ years, I have at least two:
The opportunity to sing Messiah solos both in concert and for the sing-along.
Singing Skip Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna in Madison Wisconsin
I have been singing since I can remember. I discovered that my passion was choral music while in grade school. I am so incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to be part of one of the best choruses in the world. I hope to continue to contribute to great choral music.
Where do you live in L.A.?
What L.A. experience do you consider essential for visitors/newcomers?
Newcomers to LA? A day where they visit the Hollywood Bowl for a tour or rehearsal, have lunch at the original Pink's Chili dogs, then visit the La Brea Tar Pits and the Art Museum, followed by a drive down Wilshire Blvd to the beach.