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Exercise: Proper Breath Support - "The Barrel" One of the most common mistakes I see recreational singers make is FORGETTING YOU HAVE A LOWER BODY. Even in my own weekly voice lessons I find myself needing to be reminded to connect with my … [Read more...]

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"It seems that the human race has lost a great deal of the ancient science of magic, but if there remains any magic it is music." - Hazrat Inayat Khan … [Read more...]

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“Without love, all worship is a burden, all dancing is a chore, all music is mere noise. All the rain of heaven may fall into the sea. Without love, not one drop could become a pearl.” - Rumi … [Read more...]

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"Quia Respexit" - Bach Magnificat BWV 243 Quia respexit humilitatem ancillae suae; ecce enim ex hoc beatam me dicent/ For he hath regarded the lowly state of his handmaiden; for look! from now on [they]will say that I am blessed Heather … [Read more...]

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"Suscepit Israel" - Bach Magnificat BWV 243 Suscepit Israel puerum suum recordatus misericordiae suae. / He has taken under his protection Israel his boy, and remembered his mercy. Heather Hightower, soprano 1, Beth Neville Evans soprano 2, … [Read more...]

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"Evening Prayer" - Hansel & Gretal, Humperdinck When at night I go to sleep, Fourteen angels watch do keep; Two my head are guarding, Two my feet are guiding, Two are on my right hand, Two are on my left hand, Two who warmly cover, Two … [Read more...]

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3 Tips for Making the Most of your Audition

Contrary to what many people think, not all great singers are just born. Great singers are made - through belief in themselves, space to share their music, and a cultivated inner strength. I believe we are all born naturally musical, and we're either … [Read more...]

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More Scenes from Voices of Light: Guatemala 2012

Me, singing. :) With pretty, sparkly earrings on.

Since returning a week ago, I've found myself excitedly telling my friends all about Voices of Light, which happened just a week and a half ago. Every time I talk about it, it's like being back in Guatemala. Ahhhhh. Minus all the yummy street … [Read more...]

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Voices of Light: Guatemala 2012 – An actual look at the inspiration that bubbled up during the event

After the concert, a young teenage boy approached me on stage and handed me this beautiful drawing. If I am translating correctly, I believe it reads,
"A gift, polished until it shines and spreads its light
Angel that came down to Earth
God Bless You."

Love this beautiful, sweet note.

    Voices of Light: Guatemala 2012 was a space dedicated to creating beauty through music. It was already 8 days ago! Beauty is a high vibration. Music is the weaver of the universe, the universal language, a sophisticated, … [Read more...]

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Voices of Light: Guatemala 2012 – SUCCESS!

The Christmas portion of the concert, joined on stage by the Union Church Community Choir, accompanied by the amazing Heber Morales on piano

Last night I had the pleasure and honor for singing to a packed crowd in Las Capuchinas - the church of the ruins of an old convent - in Antigua, Guatemala. All 200 chairs were occupied, standing room was packed, and people even made their way into … [Read more...]