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 Vocal Ensemble in an effort to help build my ensemble skills and explore new repertoire that I had yet to perform.
I’ve also been a participant in some great ad hoc singing opportunities:
- I participated in the Mozart Requiem under Mark Adrian on the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks
- I performed Handel’s Messiah on stage with Ballet Bellevue in Christmas 2012.
- I was a choral participant in the Midsummer Musical Retreat at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA during the summers of 2014 and 2015.
- I organized and sang lead in a barbershop quartet during the summer of 2015.
- I sang in the chorus of the Seattle Wind Symphony‘s Star-Spangled Spectacular concert in June 2016.
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.
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).
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