Hello Singing Friends (pro, avocational, everyone who sings!), If you have a few minutes, I would be honored to have you take my “Vocal Satisfaction Survey” which is part of a research project and the book I am working on. It is anonymous. Thanks!
Why study singing? Why create? Why perform? Why stand up for what you believe? Am I not just another tiny redundancy in a mob of billions of people? Here is the answer: This uniqueness and singleness which distinguishes each individual and gives a meaning to his existence has a bearing on creative work as much […]
Talking with a dear friend last night about no-win situations in the workplace got me to thinking about some of my favorite musical disaster stories. #1 The Oblivious Symphony of Connecticut When I was 22 I learned about a principal flute vacancy with an orchestra near where I was living. It was a union job, […]
This is inspired by Craig’s comment on my previous entry. As I have dusted off my flute and played it again after very little activity in the last 7 years, I am finding it refreshingly different than previous times that I came back from breaks. I have been fearful of playing flute again largely because […]
My dad was a teacher in my high school. Since there were only two English teachers for grades 7-12 in my district, it was unavoidable that I have him in several classes. I think he was my teacher for Speech, American Literature, and one of the basic junior high courses, but I don’t exactly remember. […]
Every once in a while I get myself painted into a corner, and I realize I have to go back to basics. A practice session gone bad can go something like the following. Caution: this is an attempt to capture stream-of-consciousness! ==== begin mental chatter transcript Hmm, I’m hearing that pulled-down throaty sound in the […]