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).
Daniel Paulson, holds a Bachelor of Music degree in voice performance from Sacramento State University, a Masters of Music Degree in Choral Conducting from the Three-Summer Masters of Music degree program at California State University, Los Angeles, and is a Doctoral student in Music Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.
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 ]
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BRITTEN & RUTTER: Silent Night arr. Daniel I. Paulson
RUMI: Heech (Nothing) Composer: Honiball Joseph
Cozzolani: A Vox Christmas (The music of Chiara Margarita Cozzolani)
A Vox Christmas: Ode To The Sun (Organ, women’s choir, and projection mapping) Composed by: Derek Sup
VOICES IN POETRY: Stay (hang drum & women’s choir)
VOICES IN POETRY: Countdown (hang drum & women’s choir)[/one_third]
MAACAM Concert: Nils Frahm’s “Says” arr. Daniel Paulson
Ten Years of Vox Musica 2006-2016
Silent Night – arr. Daniel Paulson
REMIX: A Concert for Electronics and Womens Choir
ACDA National Convention Chicago 2011
Send a unique virtual carol-o-gram to your employees, employers, friends, family, or any other special someone in your life.
A live streamed pre-recorded performance of Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols & John Rutter’s Dancing Day. This concert was recorded in 2019 and features harpist Anna Maria Mendieta and aerial artist Kat Boston. Join us after for a live interactive conversation with some of our artists and performers.
Individual ticket-holders will be able to tune in live and/or on demand from the date of broadcast until January 23, 2021 (Limit 2 streams per concert).
Season Pass holders will be able to tune in live and/or on demand from the date of broadcast until the end of our season, June 1, 2021 (Limit 2 streams per concert).
A live streamed pre-recorded performance of our 2019 concert with the Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet. This concert features Alexander Glazunov’s String Quartet No. 3 & Mårten Jansson’s Missa Popularis. Join us after for a live interactive conversation with some of our artists and performers.
Streaming to you live from Vox Musica’s home of Beatnik Studios, we present a performance of solo music featuring two of our virtuosic vocal artists: sopranos, Tabitha Lewis and Marielle Petricevich. Join us after for a live interactive conversation with some of our artists and performers.
Spend an evening without external distractions and join us for singing, meditation and movement in this live, virtual and interactive musical performance. Join us after for a thought provoking conversation with some of our artists and performers.
Streaming to you live from Vox Musica’s home of Beatnik Studios, we present a performance of solo music featuring two of our virtuosic vocal artists: sopranos, Arunima Kohli and Samantha Harrison. Join us after for a live interactive conversation with some of our artists and performers.
A live streamed pre-recorded performance of our 2019 Rumi concert project. The concert features guest Persian soloist Parsia Vahleh and speaker/film maker Parisa Soltani. Following the performance we will have a live interactive concert talk with our artists and performers, including several Rumi scholars from around the world.
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Suzi Horowitz, Executive Director
Mary Frank, Board President
Ann Huntsman, Vice President
Joaquin Razo, Treasurer
Jennifer Crawford, Director
Tony Torres, Director
Spencer Timmons, Production Manager
Daniel Paulson, Founder/Music Director
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Sacramento, CA 95814
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