Audition season is here.
From my private voice studio:
- my one student who auditioned for All-State Choir made it in, for the second year in a row.
- the same student has also been selected for the SWACDA divisional honor choir.
- one of my students was the only freshman called back for singing at SLUH.
- two of my students are cast in name roles in A Christmas Story at CBC.
- one of my freshman boys is cast as Chip in 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
- one senior is up for Pirates of Penzance very soon.
- a young student is out on national tour of The King and I.
- another freshman boy has just closed Suessical.
And all four of my seniors are prepping for college auditions.
I’m a happy teacher.
My colleague Trent Patterson found a King’s Singers 10th anniversary concert album at a record shop recently, and bought it for me.
I listened to it on Sunday, on my turntable that I so seldom use, but which is now posted in the living room and plugged into the stereo system.
My doctoral professor Simon Carrington is at lower right in the photo on the album cover!
My young student Spencer Jones is out on tour right now with The King and I.
He had a vacation week, and we took time at a lesson on Saturday to record a few of his current numbers.
Here’s Scott Evan Davis’ “If the world only knew”–
Spencer, of course, could not help mugging for the camera at the end of the song.
From today’s voice recital of some of my high school students. We let one get away before we got a photo…..
“Losing my mind,” by Stephen Sondheim.
Arranged by the late Neal Richardson for the Gateway Men’s Chorus.
I am finally caught the Muny Kids show this last week. And I enjoyed seeing three of my voice students in the performance, and also in the main stage for Newsies.
I found this week, in a piece of music in my office, a program from a 1998 studio recital:
I feel like a partial failure in noting that, 19 years on, I only really remember two of these students. Both had been with me for several years.