Beth started her singing career when she was 12-years old playing a courtesan in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. She honed her singing skills in choirs and musical theater productions, performing in college and community theaters in Washington DC and the Bay Area. Beth sang with the San Francisco-based a capella group Flying Without Instruments for 6 years, earning a CARA nomination for Best Comedy Song for “Big & Stupid.” She joined Singchronicity back in 2009, where she primarily sings soprano, and high parts written for 10-year old choir boys.
When she is not singing, Beth enjoys being a mom to Mia and Hayden. She has also been known to manage financial planning for several tech companies in the Bay Area.
She hopes to one day record a holiday album using her maiden name entitled “It’s a Finkelstein Christmas!”
Susan began her vocal career singing along to her mom’s 8-track tape of Kenny Roger’s The Gambler. Years later she enjoyed a chorus part in a high school production of Mame and a really tacky Beach Boys spoof in a college freshman talent show. Despite this less than rich musical upbringing she worked up the nerve to join her church choir in 1993 where she found both her voice and a love for performance.
Susan has been singing both alto and soprano parts with Singchronicity for about ten years. She has two great kids, Guthry, 9 and Renata, 6. When she is not singing or mothering (although neither of those things ever really stop for her) she is an active member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito, works part-time promoting water and energy efficiency rebates, and enjoys hiking, camping and practicing her Spanish. Singing has become a huge joy for her and she’s thrilled to spread some joy to others.
Jenn’s performance career began when she appeared as a townsperson in a community theater production of Cinderella in sixth grade. Since then, she has sung with numerous choirs and community theater groups across the country (well, OK, across California and Wisconsin, but that’s two-thirds of the country!). When she first moved to San Diego, she joined the La Jolla Symphony Chorus but much prefers the tight harmonies and relaxed society of small a cappella groups.
Before joining Singchronicity in 2004, she sang with Mosaic, an all-female a cappella quintet. She notes that she didn’t expect that moving to a group with more men would also dramatically increase her exposure to kids but that has turned out to be a surprisingly wonderful benefit (most of the time!). When not diligently rehearsing the alto line for Singchronicity, Jenn is an economist and professor at San Diego State, and an avid outdoorswoman.
Carly sings soprano and alto in the group and has been singing with Singchronicity for about 9 years. She hails from the small town of DeSoto, Kansas (and is now quite aware she’s not in Kansas anymore). She got her Bachelor’s in Music Composition from the University of Kansas, and while there she played on trombone scholarship in the Symphonic Band, Basketball Band (and is now a hopeless KU basketball fan), Downbeat Award Winning Jazz Ensemble I, and anything else she could play trombone in. During college, she became a karaoke DJ at the local Ramada Inn, where she learned to sing on dead Tuesday nights. She sang with the KU Vocal Jazz Ensemble, which got her addicted to a’cappella singing.
After graduating, she moved out to San Diego, where she became the lead singer of a local rock band named GLE. The band had 8 years of playing in bars and recording a CD before 2 members moved away and they disbanded. She was recently involved a jazz funk instrumental band named Syrup, which played throughout San Diego. She is currently the Contemporary Music Director, frequent soloist, and pianist at Good Shephard Anglican Church in San Marcos. Carly and her husband Marni have two kids, Aria and Noah. Carly recently became the music teacher at Twin Oaks Elementary School, where she greatly enjoys teaching K-5 students.
When Marcus not angry, any really low notes you hear probably coming from Marcus. Marcus sing bass, since bass mostly not have words. Words hard. Before Singchronicity, Marcus sing a’cappella in groups ranging from the Cape Fear Choraleers barbershop choir to the award-winning Stanford Fleet Street Singers. When not singing or green, Marcus is VP of Engineering at technology startup Memjet, which was in no way involved with exposing anyone to gamma radiation. Marcus not sure how long has been member of Singchronicity, because math hard, but long time.
Marcus enjoys Singchronicity for opportunity to make great music, for the ever-escalating quality of snacks provided at rehearsal, for the wonderful friends it has brought into his life, and for the occasional opportunity to serenade his beautiful wife Karen and daughter Lily, who are very supportive of this and other foolishness. Also, occasionally, Marcus smash.
Co-founder of the group, and also the founding and only member of the “Not a Dave, but you can call me Davido” club, David has been involved in singing since he can remember and instrumental music since the age of 10. Early collaborations include the groups Toosoul, Angstrom Maxis, Harlequin, Jerry and the Backups, and Uncle Fungus.
David founded the a’cappella group ‘TAG’ in the early ’90’s. ‘TAG’ sang all over the county, did backing vocals for local artists, and sung the ‘National Anthem’ for sporting events, including the Padres and the Gulls. ‘TAG’ morphed into ‘Naked Voices’ which in turn morphed into ‘Singchronicity’. Somewhere in there was also the short-lived ‘Tenacity’.
Today David divides his musical energies between ‘I-Witness’, (Originals only “power rock”) playing bass guitar and singing, an electronic yet folky duo with the ritualistically original name ‘Baird and Silva’ playing the coffee house scene around town, adding his voice to the Doo Wop a’cappella group ‘The Royals of San Diego’, sound consulting, sitting in and subbing with several of our wonderful local San Diego music artists, and of course Singchronicity, where he sings whatever is required and dabbles with vocal percussion.
David has also acted in community theater in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (with the scars to prove it), ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, ‘The Boys Next Door’, ‘Christmas Of ’44’, and several ‘radio’ plays for live audiences.
David’s hobbies include singing (duh!), guitar, bass guitar, d’jembe and other percussive devices including himself, sound for live shows, technology in general, and what seems like the ever constant repair of his strange and wonderful home.