St. Paul's is pleased to introduce new section leaders for the choir. Join us in welcoming them to the parish!
Julianna Smith, mezzo-soprano, is a native of Baltimore and a recent graduate from the University of Maryland’s School of Music. Julianna just returned from a summer in San Diego with Opera Neo, where she sang Mercédès from Bizet’s Carmen and covered Atalanta in Handel’s Serse. As a member of the University of Maryland Chamber Singers, she has sung with the National Symphony Orchestra and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Julianna also loves to sing jazz, new music, and musical theater. Some of her favorite musical theater roles she has played are Fantine (Les Misérables), Audrey (Little Shop of Horrors), and Lois Lane (Kiss Me Kate). Julianna is very excited to be joining the choir at St. Paul’s Episcopal church this year!
Sehjin Jo is a baritone attending Boston University and previously attended the Taft School in Watertown, CT for four years and the Saint Thomas Choir School in NYC for six years. He has won several music awards and competitions including The Hancock Award for Outstanding Musicianship, Donald S. Candlyn Award for Outstanding Musicianship, New York International Music Competition, New Praise Festival Music Competition, International Grande Music Competition, and New York Lyric Opera Theatre National Vocal Competition.
We are also pleased to welcome our new tenor section leader, Justin Hong.
Justin is a current student at Boston University studying music education and voice. He has participated in numerous choirs across the country, including NJ All-State Chorus and NAfME All-National Honors Choir, and was awarded the NJ Governor's Award in the Arts.
And our nw soprano section leader is Addison Pattillo, a recent Boston transplant from Flower Mound, Texas. She is currently a graduate student at Boston University (M.M. Vocal Performance ‘23, studying with Dr. Lynn Eustis). Addison graduated in 2013 with her Bachelor’s in Music Education from Baylor University (Waco, Texas) where she participated in singing endeavors such as the Baylor A Cappella Choir, pop a cappella group VirtuOso, opera program, and solos with the jazz ensemble. She spent the next four years as an elementary music teacher and improv comedian in the Dallas area. While in Waco, Addison served as the soprano section leader at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for two years, and is excited to sing for a place that already feels like home.