Rejection: Audition Edition

Let’s talk Rejection: Audition edition. It sucks. You put your heart and soul into auditioning. You put your time and energy and money and psyche into auditioning. You put yourself out there to be judged, critiqued, scrutinized, and ultimately either rejected, or, preferably, chosen. It’s exhausting. It’s an emotional rollercoaster, and not the cute, kiddie

“I know things now, many valuable things, that I hadn’t thought to explore…”

I was inspired to write this post in December, but life happened, so March it is! At Christmas time I always watch the wonderful holiday classic, The Bishop’s Wife, the 1947 film starring Cary Grant as the angel, and David Niven as the Bishop. As it turns out, when they started filming, the roles were

It takes two

My dear friend and phenomenally talented colleague, Jeff Caldwell, visited us recently. Our conversations always veer towards “shop talk” as my husband calls it, which put me in the mood to discuss the importance of a singer’s most valuable partner, the pianist. Besides his other wonderful abilities, Jeff is the perfect collaborative pianist. (I will