Tag Archives: voice students

Love’s Labours

I attended this weekend a matinee of Love’s Labours Lost, presented by the Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts.  Five of my Webster voice students were in the show.

This show was exhilarating, fun, catchy, life-affirming.  (The show was a musical, based on the eponymous Shakespeare play.)

My two seniors:

Jacob Flekier.

Ben Love.

I love these guys so much, and I’m so happy for their choices, their growth, their drive, and their balance.

Publications: A philosophy of teaching

From years ago, in the Indiana Choral Directors state newsletter, this initial statement of my own philosophy of teaching:

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My current written statement is posted on this blog.

Proud teacher

Jett Blackorby, a senior at Jerseyville High School, starred as the title character in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in his high school production this weekend.

I was a proud voice teacher.  This kid is just super!


2018 in photos

Click on any photo for the full version! Happy end of year!!

Scenes from the week

From the last week . . . .

Bedecked for the Variety Children’s Chorus concert.

The bells before they rang so beautifully.

Detail, Saint Louis Public Library historic central location.

Detail, Saint Louis Public Library historic central location.

Detail, Saint Louis Public Library historic central location.

With Jett Blackorby after recording his pre-screens for college auditions.

This needs no comment, so I shan’t.

Mmmmm. New eyeglasses are arriving soon. This was part of the menagerie I showed to my consultant this last week.

Auggie. And flowers.

With my friend and former student Josh in Chicago.

Holiday gathering

My Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts musical theatre majors joined me at home on Sunday evening for some holiday merriment.

L-R: Phil, Magnus, Will, Sarah, Nate, Cecily, Ben, Noah, Jacob.

The menu included my homemade hot pepper jelly with cream cheese and wheat crackers; homemade banana bread; Brie and smoked Cheddar; vegetarian baby quiches; and a spiced cranberry punch.

And a good time was had by all.  I miss these kids whilst I’m on sabbatical.

A lovely evening

My high school student Sydney is in her last year of voice lessons before leaving for college. Last evening she was a shining star in a cabaret performance, demonstrating command of lyrics, a winning stage presence, and a stunning soprano voice. I’m so proud of her!

Sydney is going to go far . . . .

Her friend Isabella and brother Spencer (both voice students of mine) both were in attendance to support Sydney.