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The Body’s Score

The Body’s Score

Anyone who knows me knows about my respect for the body’s wisdom…this week’s realization comes from my own body and what it’s been telling me…

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The Disowned (Singing) Self Or                                    Noticing the (w)hole in me

The Disowned (Singing) Self Or Noticing the (w)hole in me

I’m reflecting today on lessons learned while teaching…again and again, shame, trauma and grief came up. And a whole lot of fear. I kept asking them to show up with their whole selves, and to park the baggage of their past at the door. I asked them to reclaim who they are in their deepest selves, without judgment, without filters…

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The weight of oneself

The weight of oneself

For the last 3 summers, I’ve taught voice at the Académie de Fourvière in Lyon, France…I thought about how as artists, and particularly as singers (because the instrument is within us and encompasses us), we must carry the weight of ourselves. We are tasked with knowing ourselves better each day…

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The Language of the Heart

The Language of the Heart

In the aftermath of my participation in the cross-Canada Mysterious Barricades concerts (www.mysteriousbarricades.org), I’ve been thinking a lot about the language of the heart…As I embark on a new year of teaching with my wonderful and eclectic mix of students (both in my opera class and university studio), I listen to their hearts as they begin to get to know one another and to know me…

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The Kleenex Box

The Kleenex Box

So there’s an elephant in the room. Relationships. That behemoth that, in our world as social creatures, dependent on one another for nurturing, sustenance and love, can make or break us. And so it is with the voice as well: what is happening in our personal relationships is always reflected in our singing (speaking too, if we’re paying attention)…

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The Emotional Landscape

The Emotional Landscape

I have guided many singers over the years in my work as a vocal pedagogue and clinician, taking them through a process of establishing their vocal technique and all the while—initially without realizing it—I was also guiding them through an emotional and spiritual...

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Singing and Self: What I’ve learned

Singing and Self: What I’ve learned

Singing saved my life. I don’t in fact think it’s an exaggeration to say so. Even though there have been times where singing was emotional torture, or where it challenged me to the depths of my being, putting me in touch with shadow sides I would rather have left...

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We open tonight! Do you have your tickets yet? 7:30pm in the recital hall!
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@OperaLaurier @LaurierMusic And they were quite awesome! Come out tomorrow for more shenanigans!

And mine too! Wish I had swooped in for the photo op with @benheppner but missed my chance before the show! https://t.co/XlYwHy1KkC

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