Musical notes, beats, rests, keys, sharps, flats, major, minor, staff, treble clef, bass clef, rhythms, voices, moods, time signatures, adagio, allegro, forte, chant, chamber, carols, classical, dynamics, fermata, leitmotifs, sonata, staff, concerto, tones, voices – all this and more characterize the varied forms music contains.
When I studied classical piano for 12+ years and in college, I immersed myself in the language of the soul: music. It is the true international language which comforts, soothes and lifts us up the spirit. A lifetime of music still reveals its many facets to me. Probably the more difficult forms for me to listen to still would be the 12 tone music of Arnold Schönberg and the more modern techno music. However, instead of majoring in music in college, I chose German as my major focus and studied in Germany. I did not leave my music behind though and continued as a music director in several churches as well as piano playing at home.
These days I practice choral singing with the Syracuse Chorale, the Pops with Symphoria and the Berkshire Choral International. I’ve had the delight of making new friends from around the world as I continue my music adventure. New experiences await me around the corner. Never a dull moment along the music path of life either. What fun and joy await those who choose to participate! Happy New Year and may 2019 find your lives enriched with newly-faceted colors!