Seasons With Chorale: 4
Season Joined: 2013-14
Hometown: St. Cloud, MN
Do you also have a non-singing "day job"? If so, what do you do?
I get to create a lot of silly online content for American Greetings - writing songs, voice over, on-camera performing, puppetry, building sets, rigging lo-fi effects, sundry jackass-ery
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform?
The Choir of St. James in the City, The Clarion Singers, LASchola, Street Symphony Chamber Singers
Highlights of your musical career:
The opportunity to explore fascinating places while touring and/or in residency overseas. Performing the Lassus Lagrime di San Pietro with LAMC is easily one of the most thrilling and fulfilling experiences of my life.
Favorite choral work(s):
Bach - Mass in B minor, (Aaron) McDermid - Visions of Heaven, Rachmaninoff - All-Night Vigil, Christiansen - Wake, Awake, Clausen - Tonight, Eternity Alone, Mendelssohn - Richte mich Gott, Monteverdi - Vespers
What are you listening to these days?
Parliament/Funkadelic, David Bowie, Prince, Lakeside, James Brown, Sharon Jones, Les McCann, Jaco Pastorius, Weather Report
Where do you live in L.A.?
What L.A. experience do you consider essential for visitors/newcomers?
Getty Villa, Getty Center, Grand Central Market (and taking Angel’s Flight back up the hill), Shamelessly rocking down the bike trail in Venice Beach on a Segway®️, Griffith Observatory, The Hollywood Bowl, The Cozy Inn (opens at 6am)