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The Summer of Suck

It was the best of times – it was the worst of times – NAH, it was the Summer of SUCK. (TLDR: Lots of health issues, a couple of studio issues, but Emma Langford and other folx made it all better) I thought I had coined this term myself, but then discovered that it wasContinue reading “The Summer of Suck”

House Concert!

I am very excited to announce that I am hosting Emma Langford in a house concert on August 12, 2022. I have talked about Emma in these blogs several times, both in the context of World Voice Weekend and, the first time, about how inspired I was her (“Her voice was broken,  so I singContinue reading “House Concert!”

Taking a break

As I indicated previously, this was a long year, and I’m feeling a little overwhelmed.  So I’ve decided that I’m taking a break. Not from teaching, although I have condensed my schedule significantly, and not from singing, although there won’t be that much of it during the summer. I’ve decided that this summer is goingContinue reading “Taking a break”

Oh what a showcase!

I’m still bathing in the afterglow of the success of Sunday’s showcase, If we only have love. We began with Emma Langford’s “Birdsong.” Here’s a video (ignore my wandering at the beginning – someone moved my tambourine and I started freaking out – we were singing in a side chapel and were not in viewContinue reading “Oh what a showcase!”

Be not afraid? Or maybe be afraid

On Saturday night, I cantored Mass and had to sing “Be not afraid” at Communion. I’ve sung that song hundreds of times in regular Mass services and at funerals. But this past Saturday, I suddenly thought of all the funerals at which it would be sung this coming week in Uvalde, Texas, and I barelyContinue reading “Be not afraid? Or maybe be afraid”

Communication is Key

In any relationship, communication is key. Whether it’s a marriage (and I’m on my second, so I can verify this is true), a friendship, or a work relationship, it is essential that you communicate. Something that I’ve noticed much more of since I opened my East Coast studio is that people don’t answer: the phoneContinue reading “Communication is Key”

Showcase 2022!

On June 5, I will be hosting a showcase featuring 12 of my current students performing primarily ensembles from musical theater, opera, and nu-folk. The performance will be at Trinity Episcopal Church in Towson at 3pm and is free to the public. I have done a few studio programs since I’ve been back in BaltimoreContinue reading “Showcase 2022!”

College Bound 2022

It’s that time of year when my students make the decision about where to go for college. (I was going to write about past studio showcases, but this is more important.) This year I have three students who are pursuing arts career tracks and have gone through a rather grueling audition process. They had aContinue reading “College Bound 2022”

I’m BACK

I’m back from my trip to the UK, and honestly, I kind of wish I were still there. Sometimes I go places, and I think, “I could live here.” My husband will say that I always say that, but it’s not true. I definitely could not live in New Orleans (hurricanes!). I love Key West,Continue reading “I’m BACK”