He is a baritone, countertenor, composer, arranger, conductor
and teacher born in Southern Florida who spent a lot
of his time in New England from around 1990. He took studies at Phillips
Harvard and Yale, where he received a full merit scholarship by the Institute
of Sacred Music. He later moved on to the University
of Southern California in order
to complete his doctoral dissertation in choral music.
As a singer he has been a member of the Harvard
University Choir and sung on their holiday recording Christmas in the
Busch. Other vocal ensembles he
has appeared with are Cantus Pacificus, De
Angelis Vocal Ensemble, Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, Harvard
Din and Tonics, Harvard Glee Club, Millennium Consort. Tanglewood
Festival Choir and the USC Chamber Choir. He has also performed at several festivals
such as the Baroque Music Festival, Corona Del
Mar and the Los Angeles Bach Festival.
He founded The Concordia Society after he had
graduated from Harvard and spent the next two years as the conductor of
this 24 piece chamber voice ensemble.
He has conducted Harvard’s Toscanini Chamber Orchestra and has
been the Choral Conducting Intern for Chorus Angelicus.
In Pasadena, Florida
he put together a concert series when he held the post of Minister of Music
at St. James’ Episcopal Church.
He has also recently been the Director of Music and the Arts in Massachusetts’
Congregational Church of Topsfield, the Music Director of Lexington’s
Church and the Co-Conductor of New
Haven’s Elm City Girls Choirs..
Working on the stage and screen he has been the
Sorceress in Dido & Aeneas by
Henry Purcell in production staged at the University
of Southern California and he
can be heard on the soundtrack of the movie I Am Legend.
His compositions have been commissioned by many
organisations such as Boston Youth’s Pro Music, the Lexington
St. Andrew’s Youth Choirs of Wellesley and the Harvard University
Choir. As an arranger he has published
several choral works that include “I Have a Soul To Be Saved Or Lost”
and “Amen 2”. His “Kyrie and
Gloria for Mixed Choir and Orchestra”, “Amen 2”, “Amen
3” and “Amen 4” have been recorded by the Harvard
In the field of musical education he has been on the
faculty of the World Mission
University and the University
of Northern California and joined
in Massachusetts as Head of
the Music Department in 2010.
Harvard University Choir recordings
Adeste Fidelis (Frederick Oakeley/John
CD 7134 (Christmas in the Busch)
Conductor – Murray Forbes
Harvard Baroque Chamber
Director – Robert Mealy
The Harvard Brass
Soprano – Awet
Bass – Mark Risinger
Organists – Erica Johnson and
Liner Notes: Christmas in the Busch