Monthly Archives: June 2018

Why Taking a Break Matters

Vacation time allows us to recalibrate. We gain a fresh perspective on our lives. Traveling and exploring new places and meeting new people in other countries always affords a new outlook on life. Vacations allow us to spend more time … Continue reading

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Keep On Singing!

The appointed hour had arrived. More than 100 choristers from around the world converged in Baltimore at Goucher College for one week of rehearsals and classes.¬† It was as if I had returned to college when I opened my dorm … Continue reading

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The Wonderful World of Music!

It starts with learning the music: tempo, dynamics, practice at home and in rehearsals. Weeks of preparation and driving to and from rehearsals including dress rehearsals. Count, breathe, phrasing, self-correction. An endless list of individual work in private lessons; group … Continue reading

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Until Next Time: Auf Wiedersehen!

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. Acceptance and coming to terms with your lot in life is key to moving forward while remaining positive. My glass continues to be half full. The German expression auf Wiedersehen (until next time) … Continue reading

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