Seasons With Chorale: 4
Season Joined: 2013-14
Hometown: Youngstown, OH
BM - Vocal Performance - Youngstown State University; MM - Vocal Arts - University of Southern California; GC - Vocal Arts - University of Southern California; DMA - Vocal Arts / Conducting - University of Southern California
Do you also have a non-singing "day job"? If so, what do you do?
I work at KUSC 91.5 as a Major Giving Officer.
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform?
Los Angeles School of Music - Voice Teacher/Owner; Westwood United Methodist Church - Soloist/Section Leader and Bell Choir Director
Ernesto in Don Pasquale - Opera Circle, Cleveland; Belmonte in Abduction from the Seraglio - Angel City Opera, LA
the national anthems/the little match girl passion - LAMC
Highlights of your musical career:
Singing the Alma Mater at my USC graduation - there were 30,000 people in attendance! It was also 90 degrees...
Also the Big Sing CA was unreal!
Favorite choral work(s):
A defining moment of favorite LA Master Chorale onstage experience:
Singing Beethoven's 9th with Dudamel at the Phil's opening night gala in 2015. I was standing at the edge of the 20ft choir bench and was pretty certain I might fall off - thankfully I didn't!
What are you listening to these days?
KUSC, KCRW, Adams, Mahler, Beethoven, Timberlake, Whitacre, Lauridsen, and of course Mozart...I also like to just listen to the top 40 sometimes.
I have 3 young kiddos at home and an awesome wife who plays clarinet and works for the LA Chamber Orchestra in administration!
Where do you live in L.A.?