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The journey

The longer I sing and teach singers, the more I experience singing as a spiritual practice. I’m not sure I have the time or words to expand on this idea here today, but I will someday. Today, I’m thinking about the students who ask…

January 28, 2022
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I do not like to be bad at things. I have been this way most of my life, and it is one of my worst faults. I will go out of my way to avoid doing things in which I do not excel. In…

January 26, 2022
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Always Starting Over

Music and movement. These are the twin pillars of purpose and pleasure that structure and support a meaningful and bearable life for me. To be honest, I’m probably touched a little with the ADD; I flounder without a focus. Music and movement are how…

January 30, 2021
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You’re getting warmer

After the shooting in Newtown, Conn., last December, I had what alcoholics may refer to as “a moment of clarity.” I’ve written before about my inner conflict with performing as something that I see as fundamentally selfish. (I know many performers who see performing…

April 18, 2013