Master Class with Angela Meade

Master Class with Angela Meade

I sang in a master class for world-renowned soprano Angela Meade this week at UNT.  It was a privilege to visit and consult with her and her husband, tenor John Matthew Myers....

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My 2nd DMA Recital

My 2nd DMA Recital

It has been a wonderful year of growth and joy at UNT.  On April 22nd, I gave my second doctoral recital, presenting a program of arias by Handel and Mozart.  I had a fantastic chamber ensemble for the Handel portion of my program, comprised of seven instrumentalist friends who play with generous spirit and easy camaraderie.  We had a great time preparing a small selection...

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Pontius Pilate Movie Demo

Pontius Pilate Movie Demo

Tonight, my colleague Matt Morales and I headed over to the recording studio, where we had some fun laying down a demo track for an upcoming movie about the story of Pontius Pilate.  It's cool to have unique projects like this once in a while. Soli Deo Gloria....

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Du bist wie eine Blume

Du bist wie eine Blume

Du bist wie eine Blume Schumann's "Du bist wie eine Blume" turned into my theme song this semester.  I assigned it to many of my students and enjoyed watching them evolve and grow with the piece throughout the semester.  It is ideal for learning legato, refining diction, and establishing an open throat. I, myself, tackled this song in my Analytical Performance theory class.  The...

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Masterclass with Juliana Hall

Masterclass with Juliana Hall

I sang an epic song today in a masterclass with Juliana Hall.  It is a brand new setting of Fanny Crosby's hymn text, "In Closer Bonds of Love to Thee."  It was a wonderful experience to dig into this beautiful piece with the composer herself!  My cup is full this evening.  I love music-making opportunities like this.  I'm feeling thankful....

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My Happy Place

My Happy Place

HAPPY PLACE(S)Another performance season approaches and another school year is imminent!  Thanks to the option of summer classes, I have managed to complete half of my doctoral coursework in one year, maintaining a 4.0 and enjoying every minute!  School is my happy place.  :) Come to think of it, I have always considered the stage to be my happy place.  I used to pursue...

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