Music

I am an avocational choral singer, aspiring arranger/composer, and creator of the rehearsaltracks.net site.

Since the autumn of 2007, I have sung tenor in the St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church choir in Bellevue, WA. I also perform solo works there and play in the handbell choir several times each year.

In 2009 I began singing with the Sacred Music Chorale. In 2010, I became the group’s Webmaster; in 2011, their Librarian; and in 2012, their General Manager. I left the group at the end of the 2015–2016 season.

In the fall of 2015, I joined the Seattle Bach Choir to help feed my desire to sing more baroque and Renaissance era music.

In the summer of 2016, I created the Summer Fling Singers in an effort to help build my ensemble skills and explore new repertoire that I had yet to perform.

In the fall of 2016, I began singing weekly compline with Vicars Choral of Christ Church, in Seattle’s University District.

I’ve also been a participant in some great ad hoc singing opportunities:

I have studied voice under Dennis Kruse, Ann Redding, Mark Adrian, and Ryan Ellis. I received an honorable mention from the Puget Sound NATS at their 2014 student adjudications.

I studied first year Music Theory at Bellevue College in 2014–2015 and have since been dabbling in arranging and composing my own choral works. I have done orchestral arrangements of several choral anthems for the Sacred Music Chorale.

During the summer of 2015 I helped the Greater Seattle Choral Consortium build a membership database and online calendar which fronts their Seattle Sings! website. In 2016 I was elected to serve on the GSCC Board.

I attended a class on Gregorian Chant and Renaissance Polyphony at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY for a week in the summer of 2016.

In pursuit of better rehearsal aids, I created a set of tools to produce interactive rehearsal tracks, and have built a website where I can share these aids with my fellow singers.

I enjoy music engraving and often re-set troublesome or hard-to-read scores that I come across. My tool of choice is Sibelius. My most ambitious project was a re-setting of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols. If you buy the official copy it looks like a fourth-generation photocopy. Mine is much more readable (contact me if you’d like to see it).

I have a healthy obsession with Georgius Zrunek’s Christmas Mass in F Major and hope to arrange for a performance of it sometime.

For more details on some of these topics, see the following links:

And other music appreciation-related topics: