About

I have been a musician all my life; I always enjoyed singing (though my stage fright as a child was terrible compared to now) and did choir all throughout elementary and middle school up until about 8th grade after moving to Wisconsin the previous year. Throughout these years I had accumulated multiple different instruments, but guitar was the one that had stuck the most when I got a full-size electric guitar for my 15th birthday, and have been playing since and now own bass, electric, acoustic, classical, and 12 string guitars. By my sophomore year of high school I had gotten back into choir and fell in love with it, especially since it helped me to get over my performance anxiety, also playing guitar for some of our concerts. By junior year I had joined the a capella choir, and senior year I did solo & ensemble festival and also joined 7th Heaven, the jazz choir, on top of a capella and mixed choir. After struggling to decide on an education major to do for college, I decided music with a choral emphasis would be the most enjoyable path for me, and was highly encouraged to pursue such by my high school choir director Mrs. Jan Knutson.

As it stands I am currently a member of the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Chamber Singers under the direction of Dr. Robert Gehrenbeck, a participant in sNATS/NATS and have competed state-wide among other vocalists, and am also learning piano. After passing the audition for my major, I was also awarded a $2000 scholarship for my musical abilities and potential as a singer. I currently study voice under Professor Brian Leeper, who has immensely changed the way I sing and further encouraged my passion for singing. In November of 2017 I was also given the opportunity to perform with singer/songwriter Judy Collins as a member of her ensemble for Amazing Grace and Song for Sarajevo. In April of 2018, the UWW Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, and Symphony Orchestra combined to perform Ralph Vaughan William' "Toward the Unkown Region" where we had performed with the highly-praised guest conductor David Hoose, who also conducted the Chamber Singers for our performnce of Edward Elgar's "O Wild West Wind".



I also offer private voice and/or guitar lessons, which you can contact me about on the home page.

Quick fact: my vocal range spans across 3 octaves, from D2 to D5, although I am a practicing Tenor.

Demographics

Musical Performances

  • 34 Choral
  • 12 Solos
  • 4 Guitar

Languages Sung In

  • English
  • German
  • Latin
  • Italian
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Lakota
  • Russian
  • Zulu
  • Ndebele
  • Swahili
  • Hebrew
  • Nimba

Vocal Repertoire

English

Bring Him Home - Claude-Michel Schönberg

*I Attempt From Love's Sickness to Fly - Henry Purcell

*Go Lovely Rose - Roger Quilter

Dream Valley - Roger Quilter

Take, O Take Those Lips Away - Roger Quilter

*The Salley Gardens - Benjamin Britten

*The Ash Grove - Benjamin Britten

*Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair - John Jacob Niles

*Proud of Your Boy (Aladdin) - Alan Menkin

Lonely Room (Oklahoma) - Rodgers and Hammerstein

Lonely Town (Street Scene) - Kurt Weill

*No. 3 "Ye People, rend your hearts." (Elijah) - Felix Mendelssohn

*No. 4 "If with all your hearts." (Elijah) - Felix Mendelssohn

Italian

*Gia Il Sole Dal Ganges - Alessandro Scarlatti

*Vittoria, Mio Core! - Giacomo Carrissimi

Sebben, Crudele - Antonio Caldara

*Che Fiero Costume - Giovanni Legrenzi

Amarilli, Mia Bella - Giulio Caccini

German

Zueignung - Richard Strauss

Allerseelen - Richard Strauss

Die Mainacht - Johannes Brahms

*Die Forelle - Franz Schubert

*Piece used for vocal studies class

Piano Repertoire

Class Piano

Greensleeves - Traditional

Minuet in G major - from the notebook of Anna Magdalena Bach