I currently work as an Actors Equity Singer/Actor around San Diego and am a resident Music Director for SeaWorld San Diego. As an active actor and music director in San Diego I have worked with companies including Legoland, Sea World, San Diego Opera, Lyric at Birch, TAFFEE, San Diego International Fringe Festival, California Youth Conservatory, Martinis Above Fourth and have been a featured actor in two local indie films.
I have been immersed in music since the age of 5. Singing along to the radio and cassette tapes that my mom listened to in the car. I started training as a singer during my freshman year in high school and have performed in numerous musicals, concerts, and operas since.
I feel that performance is an integral part of piano and vocal education and will make sure that my students are given ample opportunity to perform, whether it be at an Open Mic Night, or I arrange a recital or musical production to nurture each of my student's performance abilities.
First and foremost we need to have fun. Music is fun and so should the lessons be. When it comes to practice I recommend that students do spend time outside of the lessons practicing to ensure that they see results. If you choose to practice only while in the lesson you will get better but it will be at a slower pace.
Oversee day-to-day operation and fiscal management of the company. Serve as liaison between San Diego Actors and local theaters to serve clients and facilitate communication. Serve on planning committee for San Diego International Fringe Festival and the Theatre Communications Group National Conference. Increased revenues by 40% within first year on the job.
Oversee creation and management of SoundWaves, 4th of July, Annual Pass Summer Picnic, Assemblywoman Weber’s 2015 Perfect Attendance Awards. Served on creative production team for: Lunar New Year, Wild Days, Seven Seas Food Festival, Christmas Celebration, Spooktacular, SeaWorld’s Summer Vibes, and SEATalks. Serve as liaison between internal and external partners to onboard talent and maintain high production quality. Oversee creation and management of SoundWaves program. Manage more than 36 cast members (approximately half the total cast) per day as part of DreamWork’s Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation. Maintain budget of over $2M for Madagascar Live! Provided musical arrangements for Dolphin Christmas Show. Instituted College and School Audition Series resulting in 65% of our 2015 Summer Seasonal hires.
Oversee contract negotiations for outside talent including Will Champlin and Katriz Trinidad from NBC's The Voice andThe Philharmonic from NBC's The Sing-Off! and Pitch Perfect 2.
Worked alongside fellow Actors Equity members to teach young actors the ins and outs of the industry while also performing along side of them in Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods"
Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.
Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.
An American labor union that represents 8,000 current and retired opera singers, ballet and other dancers, opera directors, backstage production personnel at opera and dance companies, and figure skaters.
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America (also known as Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Mu Alpha, or simply Sinfonia) is an American collegiate social fraternity for men with a special interest in music. The fraternity is open to men "who, through a love for music, can assist in the fulfillment of [its] Object and ideals either by adopting music as a profession, or by working to advance the cause of music in America."