Seasons With Chorale: 31
Season Joined: 1986-87
Hometown: San Mateo, CA
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform?
Temple Israel of Hollywood, Millenium Consort Singers, and lots of time in recording studios around Los Angeles. I am Director of the Street Symphony Chamber Singers; we are one of the ensembles of Street Symphony, a non-profit organization that brings professional classical performances and collaborative music-making to Skid Row, County Jail, and other places in need of the healing power of music. I am a Teaching Artist for the LA Master Chorale's award-winning educational outreach program, Voices Within.
Second soprano soloist for Mozart's C minor mass at Pomona College; a recital of pieces by Southern California composers titled "Locally Sourced"; Andriessen's De Stijl with the LA Philharmonic on the Green Umbrella series; three-time alto soloist for the LAMC's Messiah Sing-Along
All LAMC albums; The Gospel According to the Other Mary with the LA Phil; Sixth Wave and It Will Come to You with the jazz sextet Sixth Wave on Singularity Records, more than 100 feature film, television, and video game soundtracks, including recent releases Star Trek: The Last Jedi, Olaf's Frozen Adventure, Smallfoot, and the upcoming How the Grinch Stole Christmas; background vocals on recordings for artists as diverse as LeAnn Rimes, Josh Groban, Michael Bublé, Neil Young, and Busta Rhymes
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Where do you live in L.A.?
Downtown, right across the street from Disney Hall! My husband and I also have a home in Idyllwild.
What L.A. experience do you consider essential for visitors/newcomers?
Grand Central Market downtown (including a ride on Angels Flight), a hike in Griffith Park, Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights, exploring the city via public transportation, a walk around Echo Park lake on a Saturday morning, the beach, visiting the various "ethnic" neighborhoods (Little Tokyo, Chinatown, Little Ethiopia, etc.) for amazing food and culture. You don't need to spend a lot of money to have a great time in LA!