“Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.”

-Kahlil Gibran

Of all the extraordinary things I have seen from our past and our present—and imagined for our future—music, above all other human creations, continues to astound me. It seems to reach into our very souls, uplifting the melancholy heart, and whisking us away into new realms of peace and beauty. What other aspect of our lives manages to transcend so many human barriers? Vastly different cultures, the intellectual and the benighted, the atheist and the religious, can all find a common ground in music. It was in high school, under the guidance of my choir director (and now dear friend), that my eyes opened to the wonder of music. For that revelation I will be forever grateful.

Over the past decade I have established myself locally as an in-demand baritone soloist and chorister, taking as many opportunities as I can to share the beautiful, transformational power of music with others. I have been humbled by past invitations to sing with a very talented collegiate choir, professional ballet and opera companies, and for a variety of special events around North Carolina. More recently, I am often given the honor of helping families celebrate the lives of their loved ones, or on more joyous occasions, the beginning of new lives joined together in love.

Favorite Performances

“O Adonai, et Dux domus Israel” (Roderick Williams)

Celebrant Solo with the NCSU State Chorale (April 2013)

  • Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (Raleigh, NC)
  • Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ (Bethesda, MD)

Il Trovatore (Giuseppe Verdi)

Chorus Member for the North Carolina Opera (April 2012)

  • Meymandi Concert Hall, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts (Raleigh, NC)
  • Memorial Hall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)

Psalm 115 – “Arioso: Ersegne euch je mehr und mehr” (Felix Mendelssohn)

Solo with the Raleigh Civic Symphony (November 2011)

  • Stewart Theatre, North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)

The Masque of the Red Death (J. Mark Scearce)

Solo and Duet for the Carolina Ballet (October 2010 [Premiere] & October 2011)

  • Fletcher Opera Theater, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts (Raleigh, NC)
  • Stevens Center, University of North Carolina School of the Arts (Winston-Salem, NC)

I am available for hire as my schedule allows. Please visit my Services page for more details.