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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


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: [ ]


Meet our Artists

Ariel Couch


Ariel Couch, soprano, recently graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in feminist studies. When she's not singing, she enjoys sewing, photography, and watching too many cartoons.

Tiffany Patterson


Tiffany Patterson, soprano, sings as an mezzo-soprano in Capella Antiqua, and as an alto at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church. This is her first season with Vox Musica.

Anne-Marie Endres


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


Stephanie Tomicich, soprano, holds a voice and music education degree from Sacramento State University and teaches elementary general music in the Twin Rivers District in North Highlands.

Erin Brothers


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

Susanna Peeples


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

Jessica Montgomery


Jessica Montgomery, soprano, graduated from the University of Oregon, and was the Artistic Director and Choreographer at Silverado Middle School. Jessica is excited to be joining the Vox Musica family!

Heather Razo


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.

Stephanie Kvasager


Stephanie Kvasager, alto, can be found at the gym, teaching yoga, spending time with her family (3 dogs and a husband), or working in the field of Social Work.

Veronica Tonus


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


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


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


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.

Holly Spier


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

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2015-16 Projects

ZEHN: A Vox Christmas

A traditional Vox Holiday Performance with concerts in Dixon, CA, Beatnik Studios, and the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Sacramento.

December 12, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

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

December 13, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

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

December 18, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

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

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MAACAM: American River

A unique collaborative concert project between Joe Kye, Vox Musica and resident composer Derek Sup. This concert will feature new music for looping violin and women’s choir.

February 20, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

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

February 21, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

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


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DECEM: A Hildegard Vespers

A concert project of rarely performed Hildegard Von Bingen chants and poetry.

April 2, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

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

April 3, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

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

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TEN: A Community Sing Celebration

A unique concert project featuring Vox Musica, Vox Musica Alumni and Local Women Singers.

May 22, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

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



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Vox Musica Press and Media Files

Press & Media

In honor of Vox Musica’s Tenth Anniversary…

TEN4TEN: Weekend Celebration

May 20-22, 2016

5 Ways To Celebrate

FIRST: Share Your Vox Story! (Today)

A decade of jubilant performance is a major milestone for any arts ensemble. In ten years time, Vox Musica has flourished as a vibrant and influential arts organization, making meaningful contributions to our cultural life, to music education in our schools, and to the spirit of our community. In celebration of our 10th anniversary, we want to hear and share your Vox story:

  • Perhaps you are one of the many composers, musicians, or artisans who have shared their gifts with Vox Musica.
  • You could be one of our loyal patrons moved by a Vox performance.
  • Maybe the music of Vox has changed how you hear life.

Regardless of who you are, we would be delighted and honored if you took a moment to share your story or just leave a message of congratulations for this milestone.

Share your story today by visiting the: MY VOX STORY WEBSITE

SECOND: VOX 10th Anniversary Gala Celebration (MAY 20)

Join Vox Musica as we celebrate 10 years of bringing Music Worth Sharing to the Sacramento community and beyond! The 10th Anniversary Dinner Celebration will be Friday, May 20th and will kickoff our anniversary weekend’s events, and bring our successful TEN4TEN campaign to a close. We ask you to be with us as we enjoy great food, drinks, as well as a fully engaging program including highlights from the past ten seasons of incredible music, and a performance by our current artists. This will be a truly memorable evening that you will not want to miss. Tickets are limited, so reserve yours today!

Gala: Friday, May 20th, 2016 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
Cocktails: 6 – 7 pm
Dinner and Program: 7 – 9 pm

Beatnik Studios
723 S Street; Sacramento, CA

Individual Tickets – $45 each

Sponsorship opportunities are available:
$500 – Table for 8 and recognition in event program
$1000 – Table for 8, recognition and 1/2 page advertisement in program
$1500 – Table for 8, recognition and full page advertisement in program

Purchase by: May 10th, 2016

THIRD: VOX Family Day (MAY 21)

If you can’t make it to the gala event but still want to share in this milestone. Join Vox Musica, our Board of Directors, and Vox Alumni and their families at William Land Park for a Potluck picnic. See old friends and make new ones as we bring our own picnics and visit for the afternoon. We will share in a time of food, family, and there will be a bounce-house for the kids and lots of water guns to cool us down. Add on a trip to the zoo for $7.50 per adult and $5 per child (2-12). We hope to see you there!

Family Day: Saturday, May 21st, 2016 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

William Land Park
3800 Land Park Drive; Sacramento, CA

Picnic Area: 13 (behind Fairytale Town – Look for the Music Worth Sharing Signs)

FOURTH: VOX 10th Anniversary Concert (MAY 22)

Continue to celebrate with us at TEN: A Community Sing Celebration Concert on Sunday, May 22nd at 5:00pm. This concert features new works by local composers in our third annual composers contest as well as a collection of Vox Musica’s favorites from the past ten seasons. This concert also features a community sing element where members of the community are welcome to sing with us! For more information on tickets for this event visit our project page:

Register to Sing With Vox:

Concert: Sunday, May 22th, 2016 (5:00 pm)

Beatnik Studios
723 S Street; Sacramento, CA

Individual Tickets – $20

FIFTH: Funding Campaign

Over the last ten years, you have played an important role in helping Vox Musica grow into a vibrant & influential community arts organization. We have made significant contributions to our local arts scene, music education in our schools, and the life of our community. In celebration of our 10 years of enrichment we are looking to you, our patrons, to help us raise $10,000 – honoring TEN years of MUSIC WORTH SHARING!

help sustain us

for another TEN years!

Share in the vision of Vox & contribute today.












Mailing Address

1017 L Street #333
Sacramento, CA 95814

Donations can be made online or sent in via post mail. When mailing in donations please let us know that your donation is for our TEN4TEN campaign.

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!




Daniel PaulsonFounder/Music Director
Heather RazoAccompanist
Derek SupResident Composer


Joaquin RazoBoard President
Natalie DraegerBoard 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

( 916 ) 844-2586

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