Seasons With Chorale: 30
Season Joined: 1987-88
Hometown: North Hollywood, CA
Piano Study: Cal State Northridge with Françoise Regnat, privately with Brigitta Lielausis; Voice teachers: Giovanni De Surra, Barbara Patton (UCLA)
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform?
with Martin Neary and the Millenium Consort; conduct St. Therese Latin Mass with Gregorian chant and Renaissance polyphony; teach voice privately
prepared Pasadena Pro Musica for Mahler 8 with the LA Phil, Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; conducted Carnival of the Animals with orchestra and chorus in animal costume!
Film: Dracula, First Knight, Air Force One, Independence Day, Mr. Deeds, Snow Falling on Cedars, Mars Attacks!, Van Helsing, Amistad, A.I., et. Al. Ad nauseam; Recordings: Beethoven's Wig; religious album by Barbara Streisand, by Leann Rimes' Christmas Album, The King and I with Julie Andrews
Highlights of your musical career:
Preparing Shostakovich 2nd and Beethoven 9th for Esa Pekka Salonen and the LA Phil with LAMC; singing El Niño in LA and New York, especially sitting a foot away from the incredible Lorraine Hunt Lieberson; conducting Orlando di Lasso's magnum opus Lagrime di San Pietro
Favorite choral work(s):
Sicut Cervus/Sitivit Anima Mea by Palestrina
A defining moment of favorite LA Master Chorale onstage experience:
Chatting with Frederica von Stade about gardening backstage at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion during Der Rosenkavalier performance
What are you listening to these days?
Bach: Six Motets; Shubert: Mass in Ab; Janis Joplin-a guilty pleasure!
Anything you'd like to add about yourself?
I'm a good cook!