Archive for March 2012

THE EMOTION AND JOY OF SINGING

Sunday, March 25th, 2012: THE EMOTION AND JOY OF SINGING Music can bring joy to so many people in so many different ways. With the Parkinson’s choir on Wednesday, we laughed with tears.  It’s one of the highlights of my week.  On Friday, I held a workshop for College singers and their teachers.  There was…

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TEN RULES FOR ARTISTS

Sunday, March 18th, 2012: TEN RULES FOR ARTISTS I talked with a very fine musician over the course of the week who was involved with a very demanding audition.  Some of the points offered by author Julia Cameron are very apropo to the artistic process. Cameron is an award winning writer of the bestselling book…

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ASTONISH ME!

Sunday, March 11th, 2012: ASTONISH ME! The great ballet choreographer Sergei Diaghilev would ask his prima ballerinas “Astonish me!” Writer Harriet Rubin explains, “Obeying the rules is obeying their rules.  Women can never be powerful as long as they try to be in charge the same way men take charge.”  Margaret Thatcher was a good…

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THERE IS AN AUDIENCE OUT THERE

Sunday, March 4th, 2012: THERE IS AN AUDIENCE OUT THERE “A critic is a man who knows the way but can’t drive the car.” Kenneth Tynan (British critic) Comments from others can affect the confidence of an artist. Have you heard these: “The performance was interesting.”  “That was fun.”  “Your practicing is too loud for…

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