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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 (Ancient 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

Becky Parker

Soprano

Becky Parker, soprano, graduated from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA with a degree in Music Therapy & Piano Performance & a minor in French. Becky enjoys hiking, fishing, & spending time with family.

Beth Nitzan

Soprano

Beth Nitzan, soprano, holds a BA in music from Pomona College with emphases in Vocal Performance & Choral Conducting. She has studied at CSU Fullerton, Westminster Choir College & San Jose State.

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.

Laura Mclellan

Soprano

Laura Mclellan, soprano, received a degree in Environmental Studies from Brown University and now works for the State Water Resources Control Board. Outside of Vox and work she enjoys rowing with the River City Rowing Club. 

Susanna Peeples

Soprano

Susanna Peeples, soprano/alto, received her Masters of Music in Music Education degree from the University of the Pacific in Stockton and is director of choirs at Ronald E. McNair High School.

Heather Razo

Soprano/Accompanist

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

Sarah Henshaw

Alto

Sarah Henshaw, alto, is a regular performer with ComedySportz Sacramento, translates Japanese anime and games, and choreographs musicals at Sac Woldorf and Music Mayhem Productions. Her loves include food, her fur babies, and her woodland elf.

Paige Kelly

Alto

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

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.

Amy Lynne Spier

Alto

Amy Lynne Spier, alto, attended CSU, Fresno, where she earned her bachelors degree in Mass Communication and Journalism followed by her Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.

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.

Holly Goritz

Alto

Holly Anne Goritz, alto, received a double major in Human Development and Psychology from UC Davis, and currently teaches at the campus' lab preschool.

Jennifer Crawford

Alto

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

Dana Daggett

Alto

Dana Daggett, alto, has sung in numerous church choirs and comunity choral groups since she was 5 and enjoys cooking, wine, weaving, and, most of all, her family.

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Videos

VOICES IN POETRY: Stay (hang drum & women’s choir)

VOICES IN POETRY: Countdown (hang drum & women’s choir)

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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2017-18 Concert Projects

LUX AETERNA: A Vox Christmas

Vox Musica opens its twelfth season on December 9th, 10th and 11th with a holiday concert performance featuring new music for organ and choir, based upon themes of light. This three-concert project will provide our patrons with an exclusive musical experience that will leave everyone feeling the enchanted spirit of Music Worth Sharing.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

(7:00 pm – 8:30 pm)
Location: St. Johns Lutheran Church; 1701 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

Sunday, December 10, 2017

(5:00 pm – 6:30 pm)
Location: Jesuit High School Chapel; 1200 Jacob Ln, Carmichael, CA 95608

Monday, December 11, 2017

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


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GOETHEANUM: Light, Space, Sound, Color

As always, Vox Musica jumps into the musical unknown with their highly anticipated concert project in February that will permeate the 5 senses. Based upon the theories of Goethe and the architectural concepts of Rudolf Steiner, Beatnik Studios will be transformed into a temporary modern “Goetheanum.” This concert will be a synthesis of diverse music, art and sensory effects featuring music by Schumann, Mendelssohn, and Reichardt.

Friday, February 23, 2018

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

Saturday, February 24, 2018

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


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NISENAN: A Cultural Music Project

In April, Vox Musica will be collaborating with members of the Nisenan Native American Tribe of Nevada City Rancheria for a cultural concert project that seeks to preserve and support the history, tradition, and spirit of a strong and beautiful group of indigenous people to the State of California. Vox Musica will transcribe into modern notation their tribal music, will create a documentary of the cultural process and exchange, and will present a concert performance of modern arrangements of their music juxtaposed with video excerpts of the cultural exchange.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

(7:00 pm – 8:30 pm)
Location: Nevada City, CA (location TBA)

Sunday, April 15, 2018

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


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TRADITIONS: Whiskey & Jazz

Vox Musica closes their season on May 20, 2010 with TRADITIONS: Whisky & Jazz. This concert will transform you back to a lively evening at one of Mr. Gatsby’s extravagant parties from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. This classy, yet casual concert project will be filled with libations and old Jazz songs that linger on the ear. Accompanying us for this project will be the poised and improvisational playing of songwriter, bassist, and bandleader, Casey Lipka, and her trio of musicians.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

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


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XCONCERT: The Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet

Vox Musica has invited the internationally acclaimed Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet for a one-time only performance in Sacramento. The Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet, formed in 1939, is one of Russia’s iconic professional string ensembles. Join us for an evening of stunning music by Joseph Haydn and Alexander Gretchaninov. The quartet has a wonderful program lined up and Vox Musica will make a special appearance with the ensemble.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

(7:00 pm – 8:30 pm)
Tickets: $20.00 pre-sale; $25.00 at the door
Location: Beatnik Studios; 723 S Street, Sacramento, CA 95811





SOCIALX: Season Opener Social Event

Join Vox Musica at Bike Dog Brewery’s, Sacramento Taproom for an evening of libations and singing. Share a toast and socialize with the members of Vox Musica as they announce their 2017-18 concert season and sing a selection of drinking songs. Prizes and season passes will be available for those who are in attendance.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

(6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
Registration: Free
NEW Location: Bike Dog Brewery, 915 Broadway #200, Sacramento, CA 95818





XCONCERT: St. John’s Sesquicentennial Celebration

Vox Musica will be contributing to the celebration of St. John’s Lutheran Church’s 150th year Anniversary. This grandiose event of music will be an afternoon not to miss.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

(4:00 pm – 6:30 pm)
Tickets: Free
Location: St. John’s Lutheran Church; 1701 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95811




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Tickets

LUX AETERNA: A Vox Christmas

A holiday concert performance featuring new music for organ and choir based upon themes of light.



December 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

Location: St. Johns Lutheran Church (1701 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814)




December 10, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Location: Jesuit High School – Phelan Chapel (O’Donnell Dr, Sacramento, CA, 95864)




December 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

Location: Beatnik Studios (723 S Street, Sacramento, CA, 95811)





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GOETHEANUM: Light, Space, Sound, Color

This concert will be an synthesis of diverse artistic music, media and sensory effects featuring music by Schumann, Mendelssohn, Reichardt. (A collaboration with Sacramento City College’s Art Department).



February 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Location: Beatnik Studios (723 S Street, Sacramento, CA, 95811)




February 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Location: Beatnik Studios (723 S Street, Sacramento, CA, 95811)





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NISENAN: A Cultural Music Project

A collaborative cultural project with members of the Nisenan Native American Tribe that seeks to preserve and support their indigenous music.



April 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Location: Nevada City, CA (location TBA)




April 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Location: Beatnik Studios (723 S Street, Sacramento, CA, 95811)





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TRADITIONS: Whiskey & Jazz

A concert of old Jazz songs. Join us for a fun evening of music and community!



May 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Location: Beatnik Studios (723 S Street, Sacramento, CA, 95811)





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2017-18 Season Passes



Single ticket prices are $20.00 for general admission seating. Season Passes are available for our 2017/18 season. Season Passes are $70.00, and serve as an all-access pass for our concert projects. Season Pass holders can attend any of our concerts. Tickets and Passes are now available and can be purchased on our website or at the door.


Following your purchase your Season Pass Cards will be available for you to pick-up upon your arrival at one of our performance venues. To pick-up your season pass card(s), just see our VOX MUSICA ATTENDANT at the concert venue and provide them your last name.



For group sales of ten or more, call 916.844.2586 or e-mail Intern@VoxMusica.net.

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


Organization

Mary FrankBoard President
Stephanie KvasagerVice President
Natalie PeeplesSecretary
Ann HuntsmanBoard Member
Joaquin RazoMember at Large
Amy Lynne SpierSocial Media
Jojo MinnickIntern

Vox Musica

1017 L Street #333

Sacramento, CA 95814

Info@VoxMusica.net

( 916 ) 844-2586





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