This is the VOICE

The past few weeks I’ve been riveted by this new book by New Yorker writer John Colapinto, who takes a deep dive here into all things related to the voice. It’s truly fascinating stuff. But I’m particularly enthralled by the second last chapter,...

Just. Breathe.

John Roedel reads The Anatomy of Peace Shout-out today (and apologies for the two-week absence…just been busy with other things and kept losing the thread) to poet John Roedel, who feels like something of a muse for these times. This beautiful poem, The Anatomy...

Thirsty Thursdays

Not that I want to glorify the consumption of alcohol when it pertains to music-making (or anything else, for that matter!), but a general swig of bourbon when making yourself vulnerable in front of a new musical companion…well…it doesn’t hurt. Last...

The earth beneath our feet

As this academic year draws to a close–a year like no other, it must be stated–I’m contemplating what grounds and connects us as humans and as singers. My students are preparing their final projects, demonstrating the incredible growth they have all...

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...