Board of Directors
Jason Barabba's biography is above.
Scott Graff, bass/baritone, has appeared as a soloist with numerous ensembles including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Catacoustic Consort, the Carmel Bach Festival, California Bach Society, and Synchromy. In November 2014, he made his Mexico City debut singing the role of Farasmane in Musica Angelica’s production of Handel’s Radamisto, performed at Palacio de Bellas Artes. Mr. Graff is an active ensemble singer in the greater Los Angeles area: he is in his fifteenth season with the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and he sings regularly with the Los Angeles Chamber Singers, whose recording Padilla: Sun of Justice was awarded the 2007 Grammy© for best small ensemble recording. In addition to live performance, Mr. Graff also participates in soundtrack recordings for film and television; recent projects include Frozen, Avatar, Wreck-it Ralph, and several Mickey Mouse Short cartoons. He resides in Long Beach, California with his wife Alison, a conductor and soprano, and their two children.
Mr. Graff’s professional life also includes work beyond the world of music. He is currently a technical editor with Psomas, a Los Angeles-based civil engineering and survey firm, working in their Resource Management division. He has 20 years of experience in preparing environmental compliance documentation for public and private sector clients throughout Southern California. Highlights include assisting with preparation of the environmental impact reports required for approval and construction of Walt Disney Concert Hall and the refurbished shell at the Hollywood Bowl.
Tom Flaherty has received grants, prizes, awards, and residencies from the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, American Music Center, the Pasadena Arts Council, the Massachusetts Council for the Arts and Humanities, the Delius Society, the University of Southern California, "Meet the Composer", and Yaddo.
Published by Margun Music, Inc. and American Composers Editions, his music has been performed throughout Europe and North America, by such new music ensembles as Dinosaur Annex in Boston, Speculum Musicae and Odyssey Chamber Players in New York, Earplay and Volti in San Francisco, Concorde in Dublin, Gallery Players in Toronto, XTet and Ensemble GREEN in Los Angeles; and by such performers as soprano Lucy Shelton, guitarists David Starobin, Peter Yates and Matthew Elgart, organist William Peterson, pianists Genevieve Lee, Susan Svercek, Charlotte Zelka, and Karl and Margaret Kohn.
His music is recorded on the Albany. Klavier, Bridge, SEAMUS, Capstone, and Advance labels.
He earned degrees at Brandeis University, S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook, and the University of Southern California; his primary teachers in composition include Martin Boykan, Bülent Arel, Robert Linn, and Frederick Lesemann. He studied cello with Timothy Eddy and Bernard Greenhouse.A founding member of the Almont Ensemble, he currently holds the John P. and Magdalena R. Dexter Professorship in Music and is Director of the Electronic Studio at Pomona College. He is an active cellist in the Los Angeles area.
Andrew Nguyen has always been a creative collaborator. With a BA in Business Administration from California State University at Fullerton, he has been an independent business consultant for the past eleven years, instrumental in launching many new businesses and ventures, marketing, strategizing, and developing brands. He is now the Technical Product Manager for Retail Applications at Lucky Brand Jeans.
Also a career coach, he has helped cultivate personal brands, inspiring others to tap into their strengths and build on their weaknesses. Although a piano dropout, Mr. Nguyen surrounds himself with art in various forms including visual, musical, artisanry, and culinary, continuously seeking to explore and promote the unique and the unconventional.
Mrs. Noriel is President and co-founder of Southland Sings; touring five original productions as well as writing and producing musicals, and developing and teaching songwriting and vocal workshop residencies for several LA and Orange County school districts and performing arts centers. Mrs. Noriel also tours as principal artist with Opera a la Carte, performing lead roles in their large productions and their concert tour ensemble. She has also performed with San Jose Ballet, Los Angeles Opera’s Community Programs, Opera Pacific and several other Southern California arts organizations and orchestras.