Christine Brewer wrapped up another Spring residency yesterday with a delightful & beautiful recital with some of our Webster students.
I am SO proud of this crew, and terrifically delighted that Chris continues to join us each year as Visiting Professor of Music.
I clearly emote in funny ways.
Thanks to all who came!
And photo credits to Elliana Hentoff-Killian, Will Bonfiglio, Lois Washington, and Greg Jones, with appreciation.
And thanks to Jessica Hentoff for the montage!
Amen. And a holy Lent to us all.
Mariele the Volvo. She’s a beauty.
Three weekends in a row . . . and one of my private voice students in a show.
I dashed after a Les Miz at Chaminade last week (already a long show!), so I didn’t get my photo with a wonderful Julia Hartweger, who played Eponine.
But here’s Alex Bollini after a tour-de-force performance as Billy Flynn in Chicago at SLU High:
And Ronan Ryan after his stop-the-show performance as Robert in Drowsy Chaperone at Parkway West:
I have tall students.
And my pride in them makes me taller too.
I love my jobs.
I just love my jobs.
Teaching. Composing. Sitting at the piano for hours every day.
Could life be better than this . . . moving the needle in other people’s lives?
A TBT photo, from 20+ years ago, when I was an adjunct professor at a community college in Kansas City, even then working with others for greater good:
My dear, dear friend Ken Rodgers is 55 years old today.
How I wish I could have a G&T with him!
2000. With Ken in Toronto in January.
Ken and me at lunch today on a floating restaurant in Portland, Maine.
The NASM visitors left Wednesday morning.
I finally retrieved the workroom binders and stuff this morning:
This is four semesters of syllabi, all sort of management documents, two years of concert programs, and so on.
Now we wait.