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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

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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Ten Years of Vox Musica 2006-2016

ACDA National Convention Chicago 2011

Rehearsal of Nils Frahm’s “Says” arr. Paulson

REMIX: A Concert for Electronics and Womens Choir

Silent Night – arr. Daniel Paulson



NPR Interview on Capital Public Radio


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



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


Tickets: TEN4TEN: Vox Musica 10 Year Anniversary Reception

MAY 20: Beatnik Studios (Sacramento)


Tickets: TEN: A Community Sing Celebration

MAY 22: Beatnik Studios (Sacramento)





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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