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One year of being online

A year ago today, I shut the studio down for a week to prepare for the transition to online lessons, which I thought would be for only a couple of months. I reopened online a week later and it was weird. The first lesson I gave was just terrible and I felt like it wasContinue reading “One year of being online”

Things Change, Jo….

As we examine our goals in 2021, it’s important to see how things have evolved from when you set them in the first place. Both within yourself and in the world. The goals I set in early 2020 included: expanding the Curiously Strong Performing series at Roland Park Community Center beyond just my studio writingContinue reading “Things Change, Jo….”

World Voice Day in a Time of Silence

Every year, World Voice Day seems to coincide with something that prevents me from celebrating it. Last year, it was during Holy Week. The year before, I was teaching all day at Howard Community College. And the year before that it was Easter Sunday. And this year, we have a pandemic. And all performances areContinue reading “World Voice Day in a Time of Silence”

Feel the Grief and Do it Anyway

Back on March 4, I had a conversation with a friend on how overwhelmed I felt because I had taken on too many projects. In the upcoming weeks, my schedule included: Six more performances of Don Giovanni at the Kennedy Center in DC; The world premiere of a concert of music with texts by Irish poets,Continue reading “Feel the Grief and Do it Anyway”