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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 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

Katharine Chaffee


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


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


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 Roseville City School District.

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.

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.

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.

Cat Fithian


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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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

NPR Interview on Capital Public Radio

Silent Night – arr. Daniel Paulson

REMIX: A Concert for Electronics and Womens Choir


ACDA National Convention Chicago 2011


photo credit: Wes Davis (2016)
photo credit: Wes Davis (2016)
photo credit: Wes Davis (2016)



2017-18 Concert Projects

LUX AETERNA: A Vox Christmas

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

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


GOETHEANUM: Light, Space, Sound, Color

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

Saturday, February 24, 2018

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

Sunday, February 25, 2018

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


NISENAN: A Cultural Music Project

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

Saturday, April 14, 2018

(8:00 pm – 9:30 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


TRADITIONS: Whiskey & Jazz

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

Sunday, May 20, 2018

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


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

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)
Location: St. John’s Lutheran Church; 1701 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95811


Vox Musica Press and Media Files

Press & Media


Voices in Harmony: Bluegrass & Beer

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

Sunday, May 21: Beatnik Studios (5:00 pm)


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.


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.


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 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

( 916 ) 844-2586

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