I enjoy a multifaceted career as a countertenor, conductor, keyboardist, and music educator. 2020–21 marked the strangest year of my career yet. Instead of my normal, busy schedule of singing and teaching, music technology essentially became the core of my workload. My virtual performances, including Lay a garland and Sound the trumpet, have received hundreds of thousands of views and have cultivated a community of followers on social media. The culmination of my multitrack recording efforts is Tallis’ Virtual Voice: a project sponsored and conceived by the Thomas Tallis Society in which I recorded all 40 parts of Spem in alium, the Renaissance masterpiece by Thomas Tallis.
I am the second countertenor in The Gesualdo Six. We maintain a busy diary of performances around the UK and Europe, tours to North America, Australia, Asia and elsewhere, CD recordings under contract with Hyperion, radio broadcasts, online films, and choral workshops. Other recent and upcoming ensemble engagements include Tenebrae, Magnificat, Sansara, Ex Cathedra, Gallicantus, and the Voces8 Foundation Choir, to name a few. Also active as a soloist, my voice has been heard alongside Academy of Ancient Music, Academy of Sacred Drama (NYC), BWV: Cleveland’s Bach Ensemble (Ohio), and several choral societies around Kent. I am also an Alto Gentleman of Her Majesty's Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace. Before 2018, I was based in the United States, where I was active with ensembles such as TENET, the Bach Choir of Holy Trinity NYC, Westminster Choir, Spoleto Festival USA Chorus, the Philadelphia Symphonic Choir, and more.
Music education and amateur music making are perhaps my greatest passions. While living in the States, I led amateur choirs as music director at the United Methodist Church of Berea (Ohio) and later Grace Presbyterian Church, Jenkintown (Pennsylvania). I currently work with Cranbrook Choral as Assistant Conductor/Accompanist and often lead choral workshops. In addition, I am a peripatetic music teacher at the Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls in Romford and at the King’s School, Rochester.
As a keyboardist, I am in demand as a choral accompanist, collaborative pianist, continuo player, and church organist. In the past, I have been a Music Director and pianist for professional theatrical venues such as Vermont’s Weston Playhouse and Cleveland’s Playhouse Square.
I earned my Master of Music in Choral Conducting from Westminster Choir College (Princeton, New Jersey) and my Bachelor of Music in Music Theory from Baldwin Wallace Conservatory (Berea, Ohio).
I live in Rochester, Medway with my two adorable cats Archie and Maxie (photos can be found on my Instagram). If I’m not making music, you might find that I’m deep into my latest arts & crafts project. Or, you might catch me around the Medway attempting to get into running—it’s taking me a while to rectify all the poor dietary choices I made during lockdown.