November 14, 2012
I call it The Dream Choir, because I have dreamed since high school of leading a choir. Now the time has come! I dream of a choral group where people feel uplifted and energized and happy when they leave the rehearsals. I dream of a group where everyone can join regardless of whether they were lucky enough to learn to read music. I dream of leading by the aural tradition, where the learning is quick and easy, and we can sound good REALLY fast!
I have been a performer all my life, and sang with The Los Angeles Symphonic Jazz Orchestra, the LA JAzz Choir, and spent 17 years singing with the close harmony jazz vocal trio Satin Dolls. I have lately been studying with Ysaye Barnwell, Nick Page, and Silvia Nakkach--all different traditions & ways of building a vocal community.
Hi! I am pleased to have "dreamed up" the Dream Choir, and direct The People's Choir in Beacon.They have brought me joy and fulfillment beyond compare. I have sung professionally & in vocal groups from Carnegie Hall to Tokyo, for many years.