Opening new doors

One of the things I love about teaching singing is the joy of a sudden inspiration that leads to insight. Today I taught a lesson in which my student and I just explored the taste of vowels. This journey began with a simple question: What are you curious about today?...

It’s all about community

Artistic process is messy and creatives need community to thrive. Like these bluebells just emerging from the leaf mulch, pushing their way through the newly thawed earth, artists thrive in community, drawing their energy from one another. One thing my students have...

New Day Dawning

I began today with a feeling of fresh, new beginnings. Or perhaps more aptly, I could say that I have the sense of hope that comes with the realization that I don’t need to reinvent myself at all, but in fact could simply fully be what I am. I’ve been...

Take these broken wings

The blackbirds are back. They’re one of the real harbingers of spring, their trilling song reminding us of long, lazy summer days ahead. As many of us are, I’m prompted lately to reflect back upon the year that is just past, now just over a year since The...

The sounds I want to make

Shine your own light Singing is self-expression in its fullest manifestation. We make complex vocalizations to communicate meaning, emotion and state of being. As a classically trained singer, however, I can sometimes get far too prescriptive about the sounds I am...

I am not an impostor. I. Am.

I heart me. There’s been a lot of talk in my circles (both students and faculty) recently about impostor syndrome. It’s felt very present and real. The ubiquitousness of curated social media in our lives and the in-your-faceness of what seems to be the...