I have been singing in choirs for the vast majority of my life, since I first joined church and school choirs in my early years. My love of choral music began to develop exponentially during my time singing in the Chorale and Chamber Singers of Marquette Senior High School in my home town Marquette, Michigan. Since then, I have sung on numerous recordings with collegiate and professional ensembles, including one that was nominated for a GRAMMY award for Best Choral Performance.
The Same Stream
In the summer of 2015 I became a founding member and singer in The Same Stream choir, a new professional ensemble conducted by Dr. James Jordan in Philadelphia. This outstanding choir is quickly becoming a recognised name in the world of choral music, and we have two very exciting recordings coming out in the near future. Our 'Inaugural Recordings' CD features the music of two of our resident composers - Cortlandt Matthews and myself - as well as Philadelphia based composer Kile Smith.
For more information on our endeavours, please visit www.thesamestreamchoir.com.
The University of Aberdeen Chamber Choir
As a PhD student in Scotland, I quickly became a member of the phenomenal University of Aberdeen Chamber Choir, conducted by the renowned Welsh composer Paul Mealor. During my tenure as manager the choir, we tackled an enormous amount of contemporary repertoire, sang for several members of the royal family and embarked on tours to the United States, London and Belgium. We also recorded a CD of new choral music honouring the great Scottish poet, Robert Burns.
To read more about Professor Mealor and the choir's current projects, please visit www.uofachamberchoir.org.uk.
Westminster Williamson Voices
I had the great pleasure of singing with Westminster Williamson Voices, conducted by James Jordan, for two years during my time at Westminster Choir College. During this time we recorded the monumental work Annelies by James Whitbourn, a recording that would go on to be nominated for a GRAMMY award for Best Choral Performance. I was also present as a chorister at the first Choral Institute at Oxford, a fantastic program that Williamson Voices takes part in each year at St. Stephen's House, Oxford.
To learn more about the choir, please visit this page.
The Chapel Choir of King's College, Aberdeen
One of the most beneficial aspects of my time spent in the United Kingdom was being steeped in the incredible choral culture of that country. I was a choral scholar in the Chapel Choir of King's College, Aberdeen for three and a half years, learning an enormous amount about the Anglican choral tradition and honing my sight-reading skills weekly. We also recorded a CD of choral and organ music, which features my Ave, maris stella as the final track.
To learn more about the Chapel Choir of King's College, Aberdeen, visit this page.