Seasons With Chorale: 3
Season Joined: 2014-15
Hometown: Perkasie, PA
BM, Vocal Arts, University of Southern California; MM, Choral Conducting, Yale University
Do you also have a non-singing "day job"? If so, what do you do?
I serve on the faculties of Los Angeles Valley and Pierce Colleges, Mt. San Antonio College, and Cal State LA.
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform?
I am in my second year as Assistant Conductor of Pacific Chorale and first year as Section Leader and Assistant Conductor at St. Matthias Episcopal Church in Whittier. I also sing with and sometimes conduct the Contemporary Choral Collective of Los Angeles.
This summer, I got to sing Apollo in Handel's Semele and some of the tenor solos in the Bach B-minor Mass at the American Bach Soloists Academy in San Francisco!
Highlights of your musical career:
Conducting the Allegri Miserere with my stellar kids from Blair Academy (in rustic Blairstown, New Jersey) in Salzburg Cathedral and meeting Philip Glass this past spring.
Favorite choral work(s):
Frank Martin - Mass for Double Choir
A defining moment of favorite LA Master Chorale onstage experience:
Performing Ellen Reid's dreams of the new world with Wild Up was one of the biggest rushes ever - that finale!
What are you listening to these days?
Brahms, Bach, Steve Reich, Tinlicker, Röyksopp, Majestique
Anything you'd like to add about yourself?
East Coast transplant, but West Coast is the Best Coast.
Where do you live in L.A.?