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Month: October 2011

Channeling Billie Burke

Channeling Billie Burke

I am thrilled to report that after far too long a time, I am going to be back performing on the stage! I found out last night that I have been cast as the Good Witch of the North in Pentacle Theatre’s production of The […]

How to choose the perfect song

How to choose the perfect song

So, how does one choose the right repertoire? 1. You do NOT get points for trying, meaning: Always choose a song completely within your ability level. It will not show you off to your best advantage if you attempt to sing something that is too […]

Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing creativity | Video on TED.com

Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing creativity | Video on TED.com

Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing creativity | Video on TED.com: ‘via Blog this’ Do your job. Show up and do your job. It’s hard work, consistent work that is required. the inspiration and the miracles come only when you show up and do your job. why […]

Choosing a Song: Making Mistakes Part 2

Choosing a Song: Making Mistakes Part 2

The subject of selecting repertoire resurfaced in September after I judged the Youth Division (10-17 yr. olds) at the Oregon State Fair talent competition. There were two basic problems with 99% of the singers’ song choices: They almost all sang inappropriate repertoire for their youthful […]

Frederica Von Stade

Frederica Von Stade

Not a dry eye in the house as HGO honors Frederica von Stade after final performance – 2011-Feb-09 – CultureMap Houston: ‘via Blog this’ Ok, so I am woefully behind the times with this news. But it caught my eye since Ms. Von Stade is […]

Choosing a song: Making Mistakes Part 1

Choosing a song: Making Mistakes Part 1

I have had at least 5 different conversations with 5 different people in the last month on the multi-layered topic of choosing repertoire, for young singers in particular. This is a subject near and dear to my heart as both a singer and a teacher […]