Seasons With Chorale: 3
Season Joined: 2014-15
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
MM from University of Missouri, Kansas City
BM from California State University, Long Beach
Aspen Music Festival and School (Aspen Opera Theater Company 2013)
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform?
LA Opera Chorus
"Dreams of a New World" by Ellen Reid world premiere
Musetta in Scenes from La Boheme Concert with Pasadena Opera Guild
A Wrinkle in Time
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Chamber Symphony by Joseph Kern performed by the Midwest Chamber Ensemble
Favorite choral work(s):
In Terra Pax (Gerald Fenzi)
Missa Solemnis (Beethoven)
A defining moment of favorite LA Master Chorale onstage experience:
Big Sing California was one of the most defining moments I have had with the Master Chorale. There is nothing like singing with over 2,000 people at every level of life, skill and musicianship. It was so pure and magical and I think I enjoyed this concert just as much as, if not more than, the audience participants!
What are you listening to these days?
Um, everything...I pretty much love any classics from the 50's, 60's and 70's. My playlist of current artists are Flying Lotus, Kendrick Lamar, Haitus Kaiote, the Internet, Goldlink, Kaytranada, Nicky Davey, A Tribe Called Quest, Jose James, QTip, Disclosure, Takuya, Incognito, Mark Ronson ...the list goes on and I'm omitting a lot
What L.A. experience do you consider essential for visitors/newcomers?
El Matador Beach in Malibu
The Getty Museum and Getty Villa
The Hollywood Bowl
Disney Concert Hall (to hear the LA Master Choral)
Santa Monica Farmer's Market