It is a great privilege and pleasure to share Music Ministry with members of EUUC. I have been inspired by music my entire life, singing in my first performance ensemble (the Four Young Men from Montana) when I was 12 years old. In my high school years I was unique in that I played sports AND participated in choir and drama but my most fond memories are how my spirit was raised at the conclusion of choir rehearsals.
I have also always been drawn to musical instruments in conjunction with singing and I have learned to play guitar, Native American flute, hand drumming and percussion.
In my early 20’s I spent three adventurous years in Los Angeles trying to make the “big time” in a fusion rock/jazz band that played original music.
The conclusion of that experience brought me to Seattle and the study of classical vocal music including opera, oratorio, art songs and musical theater. As an extension of my music studies I also participated as a soloist and in choral music for a variety of religious denominations.
My first experience as a UU musician began with the position of Choral Director at EUUC in Edmonds in 2000 where I am currently Music Director overseeing two choirs, a concert series, a monthly vespers service, and a Drum Circle. Since 2000 I have also served Woodinville UU, Northlake UU and am currently serving as Choral Director at Shoreline UU.