Though I studied conducting in college as part of my undergraduate degree, it wasn’t until recent years that I discovered a passion for conducting. In the last few years, I have been privileged to conduct several ambitious programs and see it as an extension of my love of teaching. For the past four years I have conducted Rob Gardner’s Lamb of God for choir, orchestra and soloists and which has been presented to full houses in Tacoma and surrounding communities. In November 2014, I conducted the World Premiere of Mark Mitchell and Orson Scott Card’s He is There and studio recordings of 9 tracks in May 2015. I have also directed and conducted No Greater Love Than This, Amahl and the Night Visitors and The Pirates of Penzance as well as music directed a number of high school musicals.

The Lamb of God

This beautiful work by Rob Gardner is fast becoming a Tacoma Easter tradition. This work features choir, 35-piece orchestra, 2 narrators and 13 vocal soloists. Auditions are held in January of each year for vocal soloists, narrators and cello soloist. The choir is open to all who wish to join but is strictly limited to the first 22 people per voice part to register. To register and express your interest in participating, send an email with your voice part and phone number after January 1st to

Tacoma Connections Choir

This non-auditioned group invites members of the community to sing side-by-side with participants from the Tacoma Community House ESL programs and other partner groups. These participants include refugees and immigrants and others who desire to create music, learn English and make friends in the community, as well as more established residents of Tacoma who offer mentorship and friendship. We believe that music is an international language and that greater understanding and cooperation can happen when people sing together.

He is There

I had the opportunity to conduct and direct the world premiere performance of this LDS fireside program by Mark Mitchell and Orson Scott Card. The sheet music is available at this link. The studio recording will be available this fall.

Gilbert & Sullivan’s classic The Pirates of Penzance

was a delight to direct and conduct in July 2013. To view the complete production, click on the icons at this link.

Music direction has included work on Hairspray, The King and I, Once Upon a Mattress, and Side Show (nominated for a 5th Avenue Award for Best Music Direction) as well as Savior of the World.