John first came to sing at First Unitarian Portland as a tenor section leader in 1998 and has been involved ever since. After spending all of last year in South America with his family, he is back as the director of the UU Women’s Choir and the Assistant Director of the Chalice Choir. John also helps with the children’s music program and leads summer music along with members of the Sometimes Quartet. John holds a Bachelor of Music from Portland State University and a Masters in Vocal Performance from Florida State University. He has been an active performer and voice teacher in the Portland area since 2004, including engagements with the Portland Opera Chorus, Oregon Symphony, and Opera Theater Oregon.