Lyric Tenor - Classical, Jazz, Pop


VOCAL SOLO EXPERIENCE

CHURCH SOLOIST

Most Holy Redeemer Parish, San Francisco, CA

Cantor and tenor section leader for Roman Catholic masses. 2006 – 2014.

St. Agnes Parish, San Francisco, CA

Cantor and tenor section leader for Jesuit Catholic masses. 2000 – 2006.

Unity Christ Church, San Francisco, CA

Frequent soloist for Sunday Services.  Solo in various styles and lead congregational singing. 2000 – 2004.


CABARET

Bohemian Club's Cartoon Room  45 minute set of standards ranging from Kern to Gershwin. 1997.

San Francisco Vocal Arts Competition  Finalist in American Song Category. 1996.


VOCAL ENSEMBLE EXPERIENCE

CLASSICAL

NovAntiqua A group of twelve to sixteen professional singers/musicians performing a variety of classical and contemporary choral music and solos, under the direction of Dominic Lim. 2015 – Present.

Die Männerstimmen  Professional octet of male voices singing a cappella music.  Styles include Renaissance, Early American Folksongs, Spirituals, and Christmas Carols. 1990 – 1992.

Oakland City Ballet  Sang in Oakland City Ballet's Production of Stravinsky's "Les Noces". 1990.

The Dickens’ Victorian Christmas Carollers  A professional New York based caroling group that performs a variety of arrangements for some of the most prestigious clients in New York City. www.carollers.com. 2000.

The Gentlemen Carolers  Professional quartet of male voices singing a cappella Christmas music. 1990 – 1992.

QuadraSong  Professional Christmas Caroling Quartet singing original and published arrangements. 1987 – 1989.


POP/JAZZ

T-Birds  Professional doo-wop group. Mainly booked for casuals and parties. 1991-1993.

Jazz Attack  Award-winning vocal jazz quintet of Sonoma State University.  Performed original and published vocal jazz arrangements for various festivals and engagements. 1986 – 1988.

Second Wind  Lead singer/songwriter for touring Gospel music group.  Includes singing and arranging original songs for combo and backup vocals. 1985 – 1988.


BACKUP SINGER / STUDIO WORK

Skywalker Sound (Marin County)  Singer for Lamplighter's CD "A Song To Sing".

Kitchen Sync (Los Angeles)  Studio singer w/ Hanna Barbera Singers - special project.

Sugo Records (San Francisco)  New age male ensemble singing for upcoming recording projects.

Prairie Sun Studios (Petaluma)  Backup singer for Perry Como-style project for Barbara Romero.

Voice-over Work   English as a Second Language tapes.


EDUCATION/TRAINING

San Francisco Conservatory of Music  Masters in Music (Vocal Performance) 1992.

Sonoma State University  B.A. with Distinction in Music (Jazz & Commercial) 1988.

Workshops  Bobby McFerrin; Tim Hauser of Manhattan Transfer; Phil Matson. (Foothill College Jazz Festival).


VOCAL SAMPLES:

CLASSICAL:

Baudelaire Songs  (music by Jay Lyon, written for poems of Charles Baudelaire) Recorded 1997.

Troubadour-Songs for Jeffrey Dahmer  (music by Jay Lyon, text by Thom Gunn) Recorded 1998.

Catalogue de fleurs  (music by Darius Milhaud) Recorded 1992.

Die schöne Müllerin: Mein!  (music by Franz Schubert) Recorded 1992.

JAZZ:

Solos from Vocal Jazz Concert, 1988.