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.