I’ve given some thought about the guiding word for 2023 and I’ve come up with one. Tessitura. Here’s the definition of tessitura, via Wikipedia: In music, tessitura (Italian: [tessiˈtuːra], pl. tessiture, “texture”; English: /tɛsɪˈtjuːrə/) is the most acceptable and comfortable vocal range for a given singer or less frequently, musical instrument, the range in which a given type of voice presents its best-sounding (or characteristic) timbre. This broad definition is often interpretedContinue reading “My Word for 2023 – Tessitura”
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Happy 99th Birthday, Ned Rorem!
Happy 99th Birthday, Ned Rorem! (And doing a bit of catching up) I am a couple of days late with this birthday wish – but I was having a problem with WordPress yesterday. When I was in undergrad, I had to write a paper for theory that linked a composer with an artist in aContinue reading “Happy 99th Birthday, Ned Rorem!”
Celebrate World Voice Day with MDDC NATS!
People asked me if I was going to do World Voice Weekend again this year – but, unfortunately, World Voice Day falls on Saturday of Holy Week and it’s spring break for a lot of my students, so we’ll all be too busy. Instead, I’m working with the Maryland-DC Chapter of NATS (for which IContinue reading “Celebrate World Voice Day with MDDC NATS!”
Why I Audit
For those of you who aren’t Three Stooges fans (which I’m certainly not) or not of a certain age (which I certainly am), you may need to go and research the Three Stooges a bit in order to get this reference. You can start here. Knock yourselves out – nyuk nyuk nyuk (that’s also aContinue reading “Why I Audit”