viola, violin, piano, vocalist: baritone, composer
Darrel has performed curbside with LA Curbside Entertainment
Darrel is an accomplished violist, violinist, pianist, vocalist, choral director, composer and arranger. He began singing and playing violin at age 5. He pursued higher education in music at Cal State Northridge, where he graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor's Degree in Viola Performance. He also studied Vocal Performance with Paul Smith.
Darrel currently performs with Orchestra Santa Monica, the Southeast Symphony of Los Angeles, Rio Hondo Symphony, La Mirada Symphony, Bellflower Symphony, ICYOLA and many others. Darrel has performed countless freelance gigs and studio recordings on all of his instruments and has sung across the United States and Europe.
He is also a primary vocalist/soloist with Deitrick Haddon and has performed and/or toured with the Paul Smith Singers and The Carver Cossey Singers. He is the founder and director of High Praise Gospel Choir, and is the Music & Arts Director at Light & Life Christian Fellowship West Church of Long Beach, CA.