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.
Anything you'd like to add about yourself?
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.?