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Vox Musica

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Vox Musica, directed by Daniel Paulson, was founded in 2006 in a niche of untapped potential in Sacramento’s budding classical music scene. This women’s vocal ensemble enjoys the privileged position of nurturing the choral arts by combining outstanding vocal artistry with innovative programming. Vox Musica is committed to excellence in performance of diverse and challenging choral literature for women’s voices and is dedicated to promoting new works, including many premiers and commissioned works. In a local review, Edward Ortiz, Arts Editor for the Sacramento Bee, hailed Vox Musica as a “welcome addition to the music scene,” praising the group’s “stunning clarity,” “intense color,” and “delicate touch.” Through collaborations with composers, conductors, choirs and musicians from around the world, Vox Musica’s featured concert projects have included collected works from the 18th century Venetian Ospedali, eastern music from India, Persia, and Georgia, a concert project for Taiko Drums and Women’s Choir, a concert project for DJ and Women’s Choir, and more recently a concert project for looping violin and Women’s Choir. Vox Musica has released one compact disc, has presented dual concert seasons in both Sacramento and Napa, and has been a featured artist on the prestigious Old First Concert Series in San Francisco and the American Choral Directors Association’s 2011 National Convention in Chicago, IL. More recently, Vox Musica was selected as the recipient of the 2015-16 American Society of Composers and Publishers (ASCAP) National Award for Adventurous Programming.

Since our inception Vox Musica produced 40 concert projects and has given over 100 concert performances. Our repertoire includes 417 different musical works 273 of which were written by living composers, and of those living composers 60 were local composers living in Sacramento, Ca. We have given over 180 premieres, 60 of them world premieres, 65 local premieres, and 55 commissioned by Vox Musica. Our repertoire comes from over 30 different countries and we have sung in over 25 different languages including some not so familiar languages such as: Swedish, Japanese, Hungarian, Georgian, Ukrainian, Slavonic, Yiddish, Farsi, Georgian, Arabic, Tamil Marthi, Nahuati (Ancient Aztec), and Nisenan (Archaic Native American Language).

Founder/Music Director

Daniel

Daniel Paulson, holds a Bachelor of Music degree in voice performance from Sacramento State University, and a Masters of Music Degree in Choral Conducting from the Three-Summer Masters of Music degree program at California State University, Los Angeles.

 

Hailed as an “astute programmer” and a conductor who can “coax urbane performances from his singers,” Daniel has been a featured conductor on the International Festival of New American Music in Sacramento, CA, the Old First Concert Series in San Francisco, CA, the Northern Zone Music Educators Association’s High School Honor Choir in Nevada, CA, and the American Choral Directors Association’s 2011 National Convention in Chicago, IL. He is a student of Dr. William Belan, Professor Emeritus of Choral Studies at California State University, Los Angeles, and Donald Brinegar, Director of Choral Studies at Pasadena City College and adjunct Professor of Graduate Choral Conducting at the University of Southern California.

 

As a commissioned composer, Daniel’s catalogue includes over twenty works written for strings, piano, and chorus. His recent commissions include two major works for the Crocker Art Museum’s exhibitions of both Gottfried Helnwein and Sam Francis. Several of his arrangements have been released on the compact disc, Christmas Colours, and are available for purchase on iTunes.

 

His extended education includes studying early music with the Western Wind Ensemble, the King’s Singers, and at the 2013 American Bach Soloist’s Summer Academy. He has been a two-time guest presenter for the Los Rios Community College District “INNOVATE” Technology Summit, working with educators on the use of the IPAD in the classroom, and recently was a featured presenter at the TEDx Conference, here in Sacramento. In addition, this past summer he served as a guest lecturer for several music conservatories in Costa Rica.

 

Currently, he is Professor of Voice and Choral Music at Sacramento City College, is a resident artist with the Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, and serves as Founder & Music Director for Vox Musica. For more information visit his website: [ http://www.dpmusic.net ]

Artists

Meet our Artists

Katharine Chaffee

Soprano

Katharine Chaffee, soprano, recently relocated from New York City where she sang with the New York Choral Society, New York Choral Society Chamber Singers, Essential Voices USA, and Tapestry.

Paige Kelly

Soprano

Paige Kelly, soprano, is currently a Vocal Performance major at Sacramento State studying under the tutelage of Dr. Robin Fisher. This is her first season with Vox Musica.

Anne-Marie Endres

Soprano

Anne-Marie Endres, soprano, received her Master of Music degree in vocal performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and completed post-grad work in choral conducting at Portland State Univ.

Stephanie Tomicich

Soprano

Stephanie Tomicich, soprano, holds a voice and music education degree from Sacramento State University and teaches elementary general music in the Roseville City School District.

Erin Brothers

Soprano

Erin Brothers, soprano, received her Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Psychology degrees from McMurry University in Abilene, TX.

Susanna Peeples

Soprano/Alto

Susanna Peeples, soprano/alto, received her Masters of Music in Music Education degree from the University of the Pacific in Stockton.

Heather Razo

Alto/Accompanist

Heather Razo, alto/accompanist, holds a Bachelors degree in Humanities from Sacramento State University and is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in Collaborative Piano at Notre Dame de Namur University.

Veronica Tonus

Alto

Veronica Tonus, alto, received her Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. She is a flautist in the Woodland Community Band and teaches elementary music in Davis, CA.

Ema Gluckmann

Alto

Ema Gluckmann, alto, has been with the Congregation B’nai Israel Choir for the past 30+ years! When not singing, Ms. Gluckmann’s day job as a high school chemistry teacher keeps her quite busy.

Jennifer Crawford

Alto

Jennifer Crawford, alto, is honored to be in her ninth season with Vox Musica. When not singing, Jennifer can be found writing computer code, volunteering as a Master Food Preserver, herding cats, or knitting.

Mary Frank

Alto

Mary Frank , alto, has sung in various musical groups ranging from vocal jazz, church ensembles & Jewish women’s choirs to early music & madrigal ensembles. She has three beautiful children, Gabriel, Miriam & Gideon.

Cat Fithian

Alto

Cat Fithian, alto, has been singing her whole life, in the car on family trips, throughout her schooling, in church choirs and in storytimes at the public library. She is the biggest fan of her son, an up-and-coming film-maker.

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Videos

MAACAM Concert: Nils Frahm’s “Says” arr. Daniel Paulson

Ten Years of Vox Musica 2006-2016

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NPR Interview on Capital Public Radio

Silent Night – arr. Daniel Paulson

REMIX: A Concert for Electronics and Womens Choir

ELICPSE 2009

ACDA National Convention Chicago 2011

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2016-17 Concert Projects

Voices of Peace

An authentic and masterful performance of literature from the Baroque period with concerts in the Phelan Chapel at Jesuit High School, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and our home location of Beatnik Studios in Sacramento.

December 17, 2016

Saturday (7:00 pm – 8:30 pm)
Location: Jesuit High School Chapel; 1200 Jacob Ln, Carmichael, CA 95608

December 18, 2016

Sunday (5:00 pm – 6:30 pm)
Location: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church; 1430 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814

December 20, 2016

Tuesday (7:00 pm – 8:30 pm)
Location: Beatnik Studios; 723 S Street, Sacramento, CA 95811


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Voices in Poetry

A concert project of new music for percussion and women’s voices featuring Bay Area-based multi-instrumentalist, Laura Inserra and local Sacramento poet, Renée Aubern.

February 18, 2017

Saturday (7:00 pm – 8:30 pm)
Location: Venue TBA

February 19, 2017

Sunday (5:00 pm – 6:30 pm)
Location: Beatnik Studios; 723 S Street, Sacramento, CA 95811


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Voices of Hope

A unique collaborative concert project with one of the bay area’s premiere choral ensembles, The Choral Project. The Choral Project and Vox Musica present a rare concert performance of literature that seeks to find light in the dark and hope in times of despair.

April 22, 2017

Saturday (8:00 pm – 9:30 pm)
Location: Mission Santa Clara de Asis 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053

April 23, 2017

Sunday (5:00 pm – 6:30 pm)
Location: Beatnik Studios; 723 S Street, Sacramento, CA 95811


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Voices in Harmony

Vox Musica sings Americana music with a combination of bluegrass songs and folk melodies from Appalachia.

May 21, 2017

Sunday (5:00 pm – 6:30 pm)
Location: Beatnik Studios; 723 S Street, Sacramento, CA 95811


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Composer Educational Project

An educational outreach project that supports composers interested in writing for women’s choral ensembles. Composers are invited to join Vox Musica for an educational workshop on November 6th, 2016 from 3 – 6 pm at Beatnik Studios (723 S Street, Sacramento). This Educational Outreach Project has three phases and those interested can participate in individual or all of the phases.


Phases I, II, III

PHASE ONE: Workshop – Sunday, November 6 (3:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
PHASE TWO: Critique – November 18 (Submit Short Excerpts Online)
PHASE THREE: Composition Submission – January 1 (Submit Final Scores Online)


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Vox Musica Press and Media Files


Press & Media

Tickets

Voices of Peace

An authentic and masterful performance of literature from the Baroque period with concerts in the Phelan Chapel at Jesuit High School, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and our home location of Beatnik Studios in Sacramento.

Saturday, Dec. 17: Jesuit High School Phelan Chapel





Sunday, Dec. 18: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church





Tuesday, Dec. 20: Beatnik Studios






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Voices in Poetry

A concert project of new music for percussion and women’s voices featuring Bay Area-based multi-instrumentalist, Laura Inserra and local Sacramento poet, Renée Aubern.

Saturday, Feb. 18: Venue TBA



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Sunday, Feb. 19: Beatnik Studios






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Voices of Hope

A unique collaborative concert project with one of the bay area’s premiere choral ensembles, The Choral Project.

Saturday, Apr. 22: Mission Santa Clara de Asis


Visit The Choral Project Website to purchase tickets for Saturday’s Performance: The Choral Project


Sunday, Apr. 23: Beatnik Studios






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Voices in Harmony

Vox Musica sings Americana music with a combination of bluegrass songs and folk melodies from Appalachia.

Sunday, May 21: Beatnik Studios






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2016-17 Season Passes

Access all of our concert projects performances.

2016-2017 SEASON PASS: Multiple Locations




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Give Today!

Your gift to Vox Musica enables us to fulfill our mission of making music worth sharing, our priceless gift to our community. Living performances of sterling quality, local and world premieres of exciting new works, community-based music education, and original collaborative works between local artists, composers, musicians, and students are only made possible by your generosity.

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We hope that you will be part of our future by making a tax-deductible gift to Vox. Here is what your donation can help us accomplish!

  • $50 provides music for one singer for a concert project.
  • $75 provides accompanist support for a rehearsal.
  • $100 purchases a rare musical score.
  • $250 pays for one instrumental embellishment at a concert.
  • $500 purchases program booklets for one concert.
  • $1000 buys music scores for 3 concerts.
  • $5000 pays for most of our performance venues for a year.

Thank you for your thoughtful support of Vox Musica. Your contribution makes a difference!

Mailing Address

1017 L Street #333
Sacramento, CA 95814

Donations can be made online or sent in via post mail.

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Vox Musica is an approved 501(c)(3) organization.
 Any donation made to Vox Musica may be tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. 
Tax-ID #: 38-3804746!

Contact

Staff


Artistic

Daniel PaulsonFounder/Music Director
Heather RazoAccompanist
Derek SupResident Composer

Organization

Joaquin RazoBoard President
Natalie PeeplesBoard Member
Zach BurkesBoard Member
Adam MillerBoard Member
Jay StebleyBoard Member
Julee StarkeyBoard Member
Amy Lynne SpierSocial Media

Vox Musica

1017 L Street #333

Sacramento, CA 95814

Info@VoxMusica.net

( 916 ) 844-2586





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