Choral Conductor. Singer. Teacher.
Singing in itself can satisfy emotional expression and sense of accomplishment. Singing with an ensemble elevates me into a communicative experience unlike any other social engagement. Imagine the uplifting strength when many people contribute to the same conversation, propelling a shared story. Fuse this collaborative art with the art in teaching. As a teacher, I try to inspire others about respect and the value of perseverance.
Choral conducting is my way to guide singers towards believing in what they offer and acknowledging how others can emphasize it.
I am a Filipino-American choral director and singer currently living in Federal Way, Washington. I found myself in the Pacific Northwest pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting at the University of Washington. I completed a Master of Arts in Teaching with a single-subject credential in K-12 music at the University of Southern California. My Bachelor of Arts degree is in Music from the University of California, Berkeley. I taught private voice lessons and was a high school choir teacher in Southern California.
I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Pacific Lutheran University. I direct the University Chorale and the University Singers and teach the choral conducting series of courses. My previous choral conducting experience came from being one of the assistant conductors of the University of Washington Chamber Singers under the direction of Dr. Geoffrey Boers. I have also assisted Dr. Giselle Wyers with the University Chorale, directed the Recital Choir, and was a co-director of the Collegiate Treble Choir. Church music is also a part of my conducting identity. I am the music director at St. Theresa's Parish in Federal Way. I was also the Music Director at Messiah Lutheran Church in Seattle, where I conducted the choir and the instrumental chamber ensemble.