Singing Experiences

  • Started taking weekly singing lessons from mezzo soprano Dianna Ruggiero from July 2003, and I’ve been delighted with the results.
  • Sang as a member and soloist with the Shir Hadash Choir at Congregation Dor Hadash 1999–2000, 2003.
  • Sang for nine holiday seasons with Janet Hammer’s Full Measure Carolers from 1993–2003.
  • Recorded vocals for Voices of American History Volume II: American Revolution—The Journey Toward Independence, Creative Partners, 2002.
  • Sang at Piano Zinc in Paris, November 1, 1997.
  • Performed a solo cabaret concert at A Better Worlde Galleria, June 9, 1996.
  • Sang in choruses of San Diego Comic Opera’s productions of Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado, 1993, 1994.
  • Sang with the Gay Men’s Chorus of San Diego, 1993.
  • Sang in choruses of SGI-USA (an international Buddhist world peace organization), 1978–1990.
  • Sang in several choruses at the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA), including Choral Ensemble, Concert Choir, and Mixed Chorus, 1978–1985 (Gail McKinney and Norm Boaz directing).
  • Performed several numbers as a soloist in An Evening with Jones & Schmidt at SCPA, 1985.
  • Performed in choruses of several musicals at SCPA, including The Music Man, Pippin, Bye-Bye, Birdie!, and Oklahoma!, 1978–1985.
  • Lisped enthusiastically through “Gary Indiana” as Winthrop Paroo in The Music Man at San Diego State University, 1981.
  • Brought the house down singing “Suppertime” as Snoopy in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown! at San Diego Junior Theatre, 1980.
  • Recorded vocals for a children’s educational/recreational album, We All Live Together, Youngheart Records, 1979.
  • Sang “I Believe in Angels” in a children’s chorus with the rock group ABBA at the San Diego Sports Arena, 1979.
  • Created the role of Rocky in an original musical based on Morrie Turner’s comic strip Wee Pals at SCPA, 1978.
  • Made my musical theater debut as Jerome in The King and I, at Camp Saskatchewan, 1975.

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