About

Note: Last update - 11/9/20

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". In December of 2018, the UWW Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, and Symphony Orchestra performed Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Fantasia on Christmas Carols", and the following March of 2019 we performed 3 world premieres of choral works by fellow Chamber Singers student Adam Taylor, and professor Dr. Christian Ellenwood of UWW. After these pieces were performed, the UWW Chamber Singers and Concert Choir combined with the University of Northern Iowa and Moody Bible Institute's choirs, combined with the Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra to perform the entirety of Beethoven's 9th Symphony -- a project that had been started in 2010 where a Beethoven symphony was performed by the orchestra each year, with this being the very last in the series. I have also begun working on compositions of my own, which will be added soon.



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

  • 58 Choral
  • 26 Solo Voice
  • 4 Guitar
  • 7 Piano
  • 3 Cello
  • 40 Conducting

Languages Sung In

  • English
  • German
  • Latin
  • Italian
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Lakota
  • Russian
  • Zulu
  • Ndebele
  • Swahili
  • Hebrew
  • Nimba
  • Mohican
  • Quechua
  • Polish
  • Czech

Past Performance Locations (Domestic)

  • Bay City, Michigan - USA
  • Davison, Michigan - USA
  • Flint, Michigan - USA
  • Frankenmuth, Michigan - USA
  • Standish, Michigan - USA
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan - USA
  • Birch Run, Michigan - USA
  • Essexville, Michigan - USA
  • Hampton Township, Michigan - USA
  • Saginaw, Michigan - USA
  • Janesville, Wisconsin - USA
  • Sun Prairie, Wisconsin - USA
  • Stevens Point, Wisconsin - USA
  • Peoria, Illinois - USA
  • Madison, Wisconsin - USA
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin - USA
  • Whitewater, Wisconsin - USA
  • Walworth, Wisconsin - USA
  • Beaver Dam, Wisconsin - USA
  • Wausau, Wisconsin - USA
  • Nekoosa, Wisconsin - USA
  • Antigo, Wisconsin - USA
  • Minocqua, Wisconsin - USA
  • Green Bay, Wisconsin - USA
  • Bowler, Wisconsin - USA
  • Kenosha, Wisconsin - USA
  • Lake Geneva, Wisconsin - USA
  • Chicago, Illinois - USA
  • Rockford, Illinois - USA

Past Performance Locations (International)

  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • Erfurt, Germany
  • Leipzig, Germany
  • Dresden, Germany
  • Jena, Germany
  • Zwickau, Germany
  • Thalheim, Germany
  • Poznan, Poland
  • Mississauga, Ontario - Canada
  • Toronto, Ontario - Canada

My Compositions

Coming soon! Feel free to check out the link to my MuseScore profile in the footer as well under Personal Social Links in the mean time.

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

Lonely Room (Oklahoma) - Rodgers and Hammerstein

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

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

*Proud of Your Boy (Aladdin) - Alan Menkin

*Rain Has Fallen - Samuel Barber

*Sleep Now - Samuel Barber

*I Hear an Army - Samuel Barber

*Gentle Airs, Melodious Strains - G.F. Handel

Lonely Town (Street Scene) - Kurt Weill

O Captain! My Captain! (Four Walt Whitman Songs) - Kurt Weill

Beat! Beat! Drums! (Four Walt Whitman Songs) - Kurt Weill

Dirge for Two Veterans (Four Walt Whitman Songs) - Kurt Weill

Come Up From the Fields, Father (Four Walt Whitman Songs) - Kurt Weill

Orpheus with His Lute - Ralph Vaughan Williams

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

*Piango gemo, sospiro - Antonio Vivaldi

*Ma rendi pur contento - Vincezo Bellini

*Una furtiva lagrima - Gaetano Donizetti

German

Zueignung - Richard Strauss

Allerseelen - Richard Strauss

Die Mainacht - Johannes Brahms

*Die Forelle - Franz Schubert

*Der Tod, das ist die kuhle Nacht - Johannes Brahms

*O komme, holde Sommernacht - Johannes Brahms

*Nacht und Traume - Franz Schubert

*O, wie angstlich (Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Standchen - Franz Schubert

*Mit Wurd' und Hoheit angetan (The Creation) - Franz Joseph Hadyn

*Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schon (Die Zauberflote) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

*Widmung - Robert Franz

*Madchen mit dem roten mundchen - Robert Franz

*Stille sicherheit - Robert Franz

An die Nachtigall - Johannes Brahms

An die Musik - Franz Schubert

French

*Serenade Toscane - Gabriel Faure

*Aurore - Gabriel Faure

*Au bord de l'eau - Gabriel Faure

*Automne - Gabriel Faure

*En Sourdine - Gabriel Faure

Polish

*Melodia- Frederic Chopin

*Leci liscie z drzewa - Frederic Chopin

Czech

*Chudoba (Moravian Duets) - Antonin Dvorak

Russian

*Lenski's Aria (Eugene Onegin) - Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Spanish

El Pan de Ronda (El Cancion Andaluza) - Manuel de Falla

*Piece used for undergraduate vocal studies class and/or solo competition performance

Piano Repertoire

*Prelude in C Major - J.S. Bach

Gymnopedie No. 1 - Erik Satie

Fur Elise - Ludwig van Beethoven

*Prelude in C Minor Op. 28, No. 20 - Frederic Chopin

*Wachterlied - Edvard Grieg

*Morning Prayer - Pyotr Tchaikovsky

*Invention No. 4 in D Minor - J.S. Bach

*Traumerei - Robert Schumann

*Waltz in D Minor (Op. 39, No. 9) - Johannes Brahms

*Little Prelude in C Minor (BWV 999) - J.S. Bach

*Sizilianisch - Robert Schumann

*Sailor Song - Robert Schumann

*Intermezzo Op. 117, No. 1 - Johannes Brahms

*Sailor Song - Robert Schumann

*Piece used for undergraduate piano studies class and/or solo competition performance

String Repertoire

Cello

*Suzuki Cello Book 1 (Complete)

*Suzuki Cello Book 2 (Complete)

*Suzuki Cello Book 3 (Complete)

Violin

Suzuki Violin Book 1 (Complete)

Viola

Suzuki Viola Book 1 (Complete)

*Piece used for undergraduate cello studies class and/or solo competition performance

Conducting Repertoire

*Ave verum corpus - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

*Largo from Concerti Grossi (Op. 6, No. 9) - G.F Handel

*Largo from "New World Symphony" - Antonin Dvorak

*El Grillo - Josquin des Prez

*"Linz" Symphony Mvt. 2 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

*"Surely, He Hath Borne Our Griefs" from Messiah - G.F. Handel

*Chorales BWV 26, 736, and 720 - J.S. Bach

*"Moon Song" from Rusalka - Antonin Dvorak

*The Pasture - Randall Thompson

*O, My Luve's Like a Red, Red Rose - Rene Clausen

*O magnum mysterium - Tomas Luis de Victoria

*"Glory to God" from Messiah - G.F. Handel

*"All we, like sheep" from Messiah - G.F. Handel

*"Behold, I tell you a mystery" - G.F. Handel

*"Ecco la marcia" from La Nozze di Figaro, Act III (Finale) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

*"Giunse alfin il momento" from La Nozze di Figaro, Act IV - Wolfang Amadeus Mozart

*Locus iste - Anton Brucker

*"Agnus Dei" From War Requiem - Benjamin Britten

*"Dies Irae" From War Requiem - Benjamin Britten

*"Let Nimrod the Mighty Hunter" from Rejoice in the Lamb - Benjamin Britten

*"Angeus Dei" from Requiem - Giuseppe Verdi

*Piece used for undergraduate conducting studies class and/or solo competition performance