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Professional Performance and Teaching Resume
Role Repertoire
Sky Masterson - Guys and Dolls - Centerpointe Legacy Theater Aug 2015
Overseer - Harriet! - New York Musical Theater Festival July 2014
Don Quixote - Man of La Mancha - Centerpointe Legacy Theater April 2014
Reverend Shaw - Footloose - West Valley Amphitheater July 2013
Pirate King - Pirates of Penzance - Hale Centre Theater Aug 2010 
Pirate King - Pirates of Penzance - Syracuse CivicTheater Aug 2009
Perüchenmacher - Ariadne auf Naxos - Utah Opera Jan. 2007
Commissario - La Traviata - Utah Opera Oct 2006
Giuseppe - Gondoliers - Utah Light Opera August 2005
Tom Joad - The Grapes of Wrath - Utah Opera June 2005
Morales - Carmen - America West Symphony May 2005
Papageno - Die Zauberflöte - Utah Light Opera April 2005
Walter - William Tell - America West Symphony May 2004
Blue Weirdo - Dreaming Blue** - Opus Chamber Orchestra February 2002
Morales (Cover) - Carmen - Utah Opera October 2001
Baritone Soloist - Various Opera Scenes - Utah Opera in the Park August 2001
Papageno - Die Zauberflöte - New Opera Festival di Roma July 2001
Achillas - Giulio Cesare - New Opera Festival di Roma July 2001
Enrico - Lucia di Lammermoor - Bayshore Opera April 2001
Figaro - Le nozze di Figaro - Northbay Opera March 2001
Escamillo - Carmen - Bayshore Opera October 2000
Harry Easter - Street Scene - BASOTI July 2000
Rimbaud - Count Ory - San Francisco Conservatroy of Music April 2000
Ruggiero - La Juive - Berkeley Music Festival March 2000
Guglielmo - Cosi fan tutte - West Bay Opera February 2000
Dr. Falke - Die Fledermaus - San Jose Lyric Theater October 1999
**World Premiere of Libby Larsen’s opera

Concert Repertoire
St. Matthew Water Passion - Tan Dun - Tacoma Symphony Orchestra - March 2016
The Seasonings - Salt Lake Choral Artists - Aug 2014
Faure Requiem - Salt Lake Choral Artists - June 2013
Elijah - Mendelssohn - Utah Oratorio Society May 2010
Navidad Nuestra - Ramirez - Salt Lake Choral Artists Dec 2009
Enemy Slayer : A Navajo Oratorio - Grey - Salt Lake Choral Artists May 2009
St. Matthew Water Passion - Tan Dun - Univeristy of Utah Choral April 2009
Cantata 56 - Bach - Bonneville Chamber Festival Mar 2008
Messiah - Handel - Alpine Chamber Orchestra Dec 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Requiem - Brahms - Salt Lake Symphony May 2007
Messiah - Handel - San Francisco Conservatory of Music 
Christmas Oratorio - Saints-Säens - Sunnyvale First Methodist Church
St. John Passion - Bach - San Francisco Conservatory of Music
B minor Mass - Bach - San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Don Quichotte - Ravel - San Francisco Conservatory of Music


Work Experience
Voice Faculty - Weber State University - September 2001 - present
Voice Faculty - University of Utah Theater Department - September 2012 - May 2013
Music Theory Instructor - Weber State University - September 2007 - 2009
Opera Workshop Instructor - Weber State University - January to April 2012
Private Voice Instructor - Various Cities - September 1999 - present
Member of Utah Opera Chorus - Multiple Productions - August 1997 – May 1999


Music Director/Pit Conductor
The Music Man - Willson - Hale Centre Theatre - April 2018
1776 - Edwards - Centerpointe Legacy Theater - June 2017
Westside Story - Bernstein - Centerpointe Legacy Theater - June 2016
Guys and Dolls - Loewe - Centerpointe Legacy Theater - August 2015
Harriet! - Call - New York Musical Theater Festival (assistant music director - Equity) - July 2014
Footloose - Snow - West Valley Amphitheater July 2013
Harriet! - Call - Rose Wagner Theater - October 2011
Altar Boyz - Adler/Walker - Egyptian Theater (Equity) - July 2008
Sweeney Todd - Sondheim - Egyptian Theater (Equity) - Oct 2007
Pirates of Penzance - Sullivan - Utah Light Opera - June 2007
Les Miserables - Schoenberg - Utah Light Opera - June 2006

Education
Masters of Music - San Francisco Conservatory of Music - May 2001 
BA Liberal Arts - Weber State University - May 1999

Teachers/Coaches - Conductors - Directors - Masterclasses 
James Setapen ,Sandy Bernhard ,Claudia Catania, Hermann Le Roux, Mattias Küntsch, 
Linda Brovsky, Tom Hampson, Douglas Kinney-Frost, Hal France, Michael Ehrman, 
Richard Miller, Kathy Cathcart, Anton Coppola, Michael Temme, Patricia Craig, Larry Gee,    
Cal Kellogg, Paula Williams, Sylvia Anderson, Brady Allred

Awards
Semi-Finalist - Loren H. Zachary Competition - March 2010
Regional Finalist - Cal-Western Region  NATSAA - April 2008
Most Outstanding Singer - Opera Festival di Roma - August 2001
National Presser Scholarship - Presser Publishing - May 1997
Igor Gorin Scholarship - Weber State University - May 1996


"Every singer can be successful in all genres of music if a good base of technical understanding is achieved."
"Anyone can learn how to sing.  They might not make it to Broadway or the Metropolitan Opera House, but each voice has a place and can make a difference in their own circle of influence."
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