Ch-ch-ch-changes – Welcome to Mezzoid: The Voice Studio of Christine Thomas-O’Meally!

Longer ago than I want to admit, I was in a choir at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception as a paid alto chorister. For those of you who aren’t that well-versed (no pun intended) in choral music, mezzos usually sing alto in choirs. This is due to tessitura, rather than range. I’m more comfortable as an alto 1 than alto 2, but definitely not comfortable in S2.

Our conductor, Leo Nestor, was working through a piece, and turned to us and said, “Okay, altoids, let’s go over this part,” and I said, “Excuse me, but I happen to be a mezzoid.” He said “What’s the difference?” I said, “I’m still curiously strong, but I sing a minor third higher.” (Cue music nerd laughter.)
Since that time, I’ve gone by mezzoid as an email address, first with AOL (in 1996!), then with, and for the last 10+ years, with gmail. Then I got a website, and then a personalized license plate (first in WI, now in MD). It’s been my brand. When I check into conferences and workshops around the country, people recognize me from my posts on the now-defunct Vocalist bulletin board and other places.
So I have officially changed my studio name to Mezzoid: The Voice Studio of Christine Thomas-O’Meally (and I’ve changed the URL to MezzoidStudio). I commissioned a logo (below). I’ve updated my website and included Mezzoid as part of my identity.  I changed the URL of this blog from omeallystudio to mezzoidstudio.

New studio polices will be “dropped” on Tuesday, September 4, with some clarification of things to expect – from me to you and from you to me. Lots of ch-ch-changes ahead! And this is a good thing, as Martha Stewart would say.

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