Seasons With Chorale: 10
Season Joined: 2007-08
Hometown: Chino, California
2 years Vocal Training with Genevieve McDowell; 5 years study at USC; working with Paul Berkolds and Peter Lightfoot for classical, and Tish Oney for Jazz Voice; Currently coaching with Reid Bruton and Gregory Geiger
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform?
I currently sing with the de Angelis Vocal Ensemble and The Clarion Singers. I also sometimes perform with the Pacific Chorale and John Alexander Singers. I have performed as a section leader at numerous churches all over Southern California, including The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels and All Saints Episcopal in Pasadena. I also do professional Christmas Caroling with The Music Companie and A Little Dickens.
Highlights of your musical career:
Working with Dr. Lynn Bielefelt before college - she made me fall in love with choral music; performing the Oedipus Rex on stage for Esa-Pekka Salonen's final season; touring with the Pacific Chorale for the "Lord of the Rings in Concert"
Favorite choral work(s):
Mozart Requiem and Angel Band by Shawn Kirchner
What are you listening to these days?
Country, some Rock, various Pop and Dance, with a smattering of Hip-Hop. I've really been enjoying my 80s and 90s favorites too lately.