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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

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

Portia Njoku

Resident Composer

Portia Njoku, composer, has a Bachelor’s degree in Music Theory and Composition from the University of California, Davis. She is excited to serve as the resident composer for 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.

Tiffany Patterson

Soprano

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.

Stephanie Tomicich

Soprano

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

Soprano

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

Susanna Peeples

Soprano

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

Natasha Butenko

Soprano

Natasha Butenko, soprano, was born in Kazakhstan and has lived in the United States for the past eighteen years. She is married with two handsome sons and devoted deeeply to her music and her faith.

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.

Amy Lynne Spier

Alto

Amy Lynne Spier, alto, holds a bachelors degree in Mass Communication and Journalism and a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Veronica Tonus

Alto

Veronica Tonus, alto, received her Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. This is Veronica’s second 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.

Lua Hightower

Alto

Lua Hightower, alto, is a classically trained pianist as well as a composer and multi-instrumentalist (piano, tanpura, frame drum, ney, oud).

Dawn Duncan

Alto

Dawn Duncan, alto, holds a BA in Music from University of Houston. Dawn maintains a voice and piano studio in Sacramento and the East Bay.

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, running from zombies, or knitting.

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2014-15 Projects

O-VOX: A Vox Christmas

A Three-Concert Holiday Project including a collaborative concert performance with the Sacramento based vocal ensemble, Capella Antiqua, followed by two full concerts with just Vox Musica.

December 11, 2014 @ 7:30 pm

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

December 20, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

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

December 21, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

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

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VOX-ED: An Educational Outreach Project

A Ten-Concert Educational Outreach Project. Vox Musica will work with ten high school, middle school and elementary school students in the greater Sacramento area and will close with a public performance.

February 16-20, 2015

Location: Ten High Schools, Middle Schools, and Elementary Schools (Sacramento)

February 22, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

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

 

 

 

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VOX-CHAI: A Jewish Choral Project

A concert project of music influenced by Jewish history and traditions. This project will also see performances in the Bay Area.

March 8, 2015 @ 6:00 pm

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

March 20, 2015 @ TBA

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March 21, 2015 @ TBA

Location: TBA

March 22, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

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

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VOX-SING: A Community Project

A unique collaborative project of new music by local composers all sung by local singers including an appearance at the second annual “Sac Sings” Sacramento Choral Festival at Harris Center for the Arts/ Three Stages at Folsom Lake College. http://www.sacsings.org

May 31, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

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

June 13-14, 2015 @ TBA

Location: Harris Center for the Arts/ Three Stages at Folsom Lake College (10 College Parkway; Folsom, CA 95630) – http://www.sacsings.org

 

 

 

 

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2014/15 Season Passes

 

All Access Pass for 2014/15 Concerts

 

Tickets: O-VOX: A Vox Christmas

 

DEC 11 – PREVIEW CONCERT: Blessed Sacrament Cathedral (Sacramento)

 
IMPORTANT: This is a preview performance. Vox Musica’s will open for Capella Antiqua’s holiday performance. For tickets visit their website: CAPELLA-ANTIQUA TICKETS
 
 

DEC 20 – FULL CONCERT: Dixon United Methodist Church (Dixon)

 

DEC 21 – FULL CONCERT: Beatnik Studios (Sacramento)

 

Tickets: VOX-ED: An Educational Outreach Project

 

FEB 22: Beatnik Studios (Sacramento)

 

Tickets: VOX-CHAI: A Jewish Choral Project

 

MARCH 8: Dixon United Methodist Church (Dixon)

 
IMPORTANT: This is a Dixon United Methodist Church produced concert. For tickets call the Church: (707) 678-2191
 
 

MARCH 20: TBA

 
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MARCH 21: TBA

 
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MARCH 22: Beatnik Studios (Sacramento)

 

Tickets: VOX-SING: A Community Project

 

MAY 31: Beatnik Studios (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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