I believe singing connects people together through a musical and kinesthetic experience that is special and sacred. A choir fosters community and singing is the heart that connects the community. As a vocal instructor and a choral director, I strive to let every singer’s voice be heard to the best ability. I achieve this by teaching singers how to sing together and alone breaking down mental hurdles and building up healthy tension-free singing habits from breathing, phonation, resonance, diction, intonation, and musical theory. As a conductor and coach, I converse with my singers the importance of the music and how through our performance we can strive to honor the intention and the composer. I am an adamant supporter of music of many genres, cultures, and time periods. Together, we create meaningful art to fulfill the mind, body, and soul.
Contemporary Vocal Ensemble at Calarts, Valencia, California
Pennsylvania District 5 Chorus Festival
Learwood Choirs, Avon Lake, Ohio
Rocky river umc chancel choir
“Luminous Night of the Soul” by Ola Gjeilo, Braden Pontoli, Conductor, Rocky River United Methodist Church, Rocky River, OH, March, 2018