My three seniors have now completed their senior recital. Two of them are off to college soon.
Sydney Jones, Jett Blackorby, and Maria Knasel had a good day Sunday. Our recital featured solo songs, duets, and trios. I’m deeply in awe of these three, and going to miss their banter and fun.
And that same evening I caught two of these students in Footloose at the Muny!
Like my friend and colleague Dr. Mark A. Boyle, I’m a bit enamored with Dr. John McWhorter, linguist and musical theatre fan.
Check out this incredible story from PRI! — https://www.pri.org/stories/2019-05-23/i-am-very-model-modern-broadway-patter-song
May 2004. The Ball State University Chamber Choir, on tour in Iowa. I’m conducting the Joseph Flummerfelt arrangement of “Danny Boy.”
From years ago, in the Indiana Choral Directors state newsletter, this initial statement of my own philosophy of teaching:
My current written statement is posted on this blog.
I had the delight on Saturday evening to sing some British songs from the first quarter of the 20th century — this at a house party hosted by my colleague Ruth Price.
Fifteen of us gathered for bit of light entertainment and then a wonderful gourmet meal. All on a Downton Abbey them.
And a good time was had by all!
My former Webster University student Eden Eernissee, singing at 54 Below last week:
I’m a proud teacher!