Archives for October 2014

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Singing Workshop – Antigua, Guatemala October 25, 2014

Les espero en sábado el 25 de octubre en Antigua, Guatemala - un taller de cantos, gratis, abiertos a todos. Detalles aquí/Details here sábado, el 25 de octubre 10-11am Monumento a Rafael Landivar 5 calle poniente No … [Read more...]

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Fall 2014 Student Recital – November 22 at The Haven of Charlottesville

One of the biggest misconceptions about singing and performing for others is that confidence is not a prerequisite - it's a result. You don't have to feel confident to perform. And if you wait until you feel confident you might be waiting your whole … [Read more...]

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Behind Two Parts – The Learning Curve of a Beginning Choir

I'm leaving the school the other day and I say excitedly to our director, "Yeah, they sang in two-parts today!!" I walked away and thought..."Maybe this doesn't sound so impressive. Maybe I should translate why this is so exciting." And I got … [Read more...]

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International Phonetic Alphabet – Vowels Workshop

This Sunday come get your vowels on. This workshop was designed with choristers in mind but is also great for soloists. The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) was designed as a representation of all the sounds of oral language. Properly … [Read more...]

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On Leadership and Following – Flip Sides of the Same Coin

As Barry Brownstein writes in his book The Inner-Work of Leadership, leading and following are flips sides of the same coin. There is perhaps no better place to play with this energy than in group song - an ephemeral, enlivening, low-stakes … [Read more...]