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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 recent 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 of music for Taiko Drums and Women’s Voices, and a concert project featuring electronic music. 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.

Founder/Music Director

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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 California State University, Los Angeles.

 

Hailed as an “astute programmer” and a conductor who can “coax urbane performances from his singers,” Daniel has assisted as conductor for the California State University Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorus, and Chamber Choir; he has conducted the Dixon Community Choir, the Orchestra of St. Cecilia, All Hollows Chorus, and served as assistant chorus master and section principle for the Choir of St. Cecilia.  Some of the highlights of his career include the creation of a children’s chorus program for the Gold River Discovery Center and conducting his choirs at American Choral Directors Association’s Chorus Festivals. Recently he attended the American Bach Soloist Summer Academy, conducted at The Festival of New American Music in Sacramento, CA, The Old First Concert Series in San Francisco, CA, and the American Choral Directors Association National Convention in Chicago, IL.

 

As a commissioned composer, Daniel’s catalogue includes over twenty works written for strings, piano, and chorus. His compositions have been performed by Vox Musica, Sacred Heart’s Schola Cantorum, the Choir of St. Cecilia, Dixon United Methodist Chamber Ensemble, St. Francis High School Girls Chorus, and professional musicians in and around the Sacramento region. In a recent review his compositions have been claimed to have a “deeply ethereal feel”. Several of his arrangements have been released on the compact disc, “Christmas Colours”.

 

Currently, he is the Adjunct Professor of Voice and Choral Studies at Sacramento City College, works in the Music Department at American River 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

Krystyna Taylor

Resident Artist

Krystyna Taylor, cello, graduated from CSU Sacramento where she studied cello performance. She maintains a private studio and is the founder/director of the K Street Orchestra.

Valerie Simonson

Assistant Director/ Alto

Valerie Simonson, alto, studied at American River College and at CSU Sacramento where she studied both traditional & Vocal Jazz Studies. Currently she is the music director at Elevation of the Holy Cross Orthodox Church.

Ben Hillier

Artistic Intern

Ben Hillier is in his third year as the artistic intern for Vox Musica.

Kay Hight

Accompanist/ Soprano

Kay Hight, accompanist/soprano, attended the American Musical & Dramatics Academy in LA. Currently she works for the Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus & the Sac Theatre Co's Young Ambassador Program.

Jenna Hopper

Soprano

Jenna Hopper, soprano, has spent time on and off for the past several years providing vocal coaching to both individuals and groups looking to improve their technique. She is thrilled to be an artist with Vox Musica for her third season.

Nadia Oselsky

Alto

Nadia Oselsky, alto, as a child studied music at a music school for gifted children. She has sung with the Slavic Chorale and ARC Vocal Jazz Ensemble.

Jennifer Crawford

Alto

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

Jenifer Swanson

Alto

Jenifer Swanson, alto, is working on her Floral Design Diploma from Ashworth College, and holds a love for spreading joy with flowers. Jenifer is very excited to be starting her second season with Vox Musica.

Elizabeth Mazzaferro

Soprano

Elizabeth Mazzaferro, soprano, holds both a Bachelors and Masters degree in Voice Performance. Currently, she is a member of the Sacramento Opera Chorus, and sings as a Cantor at St. Ignatius Parish Church.

Kathryn Defay

Alto

Kathryn DeFay, alto, has been a member of Vox Musica since its inception. Besides Vox Musica she is in a vocal quartet based in Dixon. Kathryn holds a degree from UC Davis in Costume & Textile Design.

Jessica Dacpano

Soprano

Jessica Dacpano, soprano, is currently a student at Sacramento State University pursuing her Bachelor’s in Music. Besides Vox Musica she is in the Sacramento State University Chamber Choir.

Heather Razo

Soprano

Heather Razo, soprano, graduated from Sacramento State University with a BA degree in Humanities & a Minor in Music. She is Director of Music at St. Ignatius Loyola Parish and teaches private piano & voice lessons.

Susanna Peeples

Alto

Susanna Peeples, alto, attended UC Davis & UOP where she recieved her Masters of Music in Music Education. She currently saves the world by teaching high school choir in Stockton & is in her first season with Vox Musica!

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.

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2013-14 Projects

LUMINUM: A Vox Christmas

A Three-Concert Holiday Project. We open our LUMINUM with a collaborative concert performance with the Sacramento Based Vocal Ensemble, Capella Antiqua, followed by two full concerts with just Vox Musica.

December 20, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

Location: Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament (1017 11th St; Sacramento, CA 95814)

December 21, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

Location: St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish (3235 Arden Way; Sacramento, CA 95825)

December 22, 2013 @ 5:00 pm

Location: Dixon United Methodist Church (209 N. Jefferson; Dixon, CA 95620)

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OFFERO: Tahoe Arts Project

A Thirteen-Concert Educational Outreach Project for the Lake Tahoe Arts Project. Vox Musica will work with thirteen high school and middle schools in the Lake Tahoe area and we will close with a public performance.

January 27-31, 2014

Location: Thirteen High School and Middle Schools (Lake Tahoe)

January 31, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

Location: Lake Tahoe Community College, Duke Theater
(One College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150)

 

 

 

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PICTURA: New Music for Women's Voices

A Collaborative Concert Project between the Crocker Art Museum, Vox Musica, and Local Composers.  It will feature new music written for Vox Musica by local composers.  This project will also see performances both at the Crocker Art Museum and a performance at the Peninsula Women’s Chorus Festival.

March 22, 2014 @ 4:00 pm

Location: All Saints’ Episcopal Church (555 Waverley Street; Palo Alto, CA 94301)

March 29, 2014 @ 7:30 pm

Location: St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish (3235 Arden Way; Sacramento, CA 95825)

March 30, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

Location: Parkview Presbyterian Church (727 T Street; Sacramento, CA 95811)

April 3, 2014 @ 6:00 pm

Location: Crocker Art Museum (216 O St, Sacramento, CA 95814)

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NOVA: A Recording Project Performance

Public Performance of our recently recorded Compact Disc and an appearance at the first ever Sacramento Choral Festival at Harris Center for the Arts/ Three Stages at Folsom Lake College.

June 7, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

Location: TBA (Sacramento)

June 13-15, 2014 @ TBA

Location: Harris Center for the Arts/ Three Stages at Folsom Lake College (10 College Parkway; Folsom, CA 95630)

 

 

 

 

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Tickets

2013/14 Season Passes

 

All Access Pass for 2013/14 Concerts

 

Tickets: LUMINUM: A Vox Christmas

 

DEC 20 – PARTIAL CONCERT: Blessed Sacrament Cathedral (Sacramento)

 

DEC 21 – FULL CONCERT: St. Ignatius (Sacramento)

 

DEC 22 – FULL CONCERT: Dixon United Methodist Church (Dixon)

 

Tickets: OFFERO: Tahoe Arts Project

 

For Tickets and More Information Please Contact the TAHOE ARTS PROJECT

Phone: (530) 542-3632
Email: tahoearts@aol.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/tahoeartsproject
Website:http://tahoeartsproject.org

Tickets: PICTURA: New Music for Women's Voices

 

MARCH 29 – FULL CONCERT: Location TBA (Sacramento)

 

MARCH 30 – FULL CONCERT: Location TBA (Sacramento)

 

Tickets: NOVA: A Recording Project Performance

 

JUNE 7 – FULL CONCERT: Location TBA (Sacramento)

 

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Staff

Parisa SoultaniExecutive Director

Jim AmenBoard President

Daniel PaulsonFounder/Music Director

Valerie SimonsonAssistant Director

Kay HightAccompanist

Ben HillierArtistic Intern

Kathryn DeFayTextile Designer

Donny VasquezPhotographer

Anthony SwansonRecording Engineer

Vox Musica

1017 L Street #333

Sacramento, CA 95814

Info@VoxMusica.net

( 916 ) 844-2586

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