• teaching

    Cold season: The struggle is real

    Your vocals are sick, but not in a good way because it’s cold season. Not to worry — I’ve got you covered. Here’s to vocal hygiene. Read on. 1. Hydrate. Proper hydration is the most…

    February 17, 2015
  • news

    Bel Canto / Can Belto

    Read all about the groundbreaking Oberlin Vocal Symposium I took part in earlier this year–just click on the photo. Love!…

    October 25, 2014
  • personal

    Long time, no blog

    Friends! I’ll make this quick because I’m typing in bed, and I can’t use my power adapter because Stanley thinks it’s a cat toy. We don’t have a lot of time. It’s August, and…

    August 7, 2014
  • gerbs personal

    Be interesting again.

    I may be going through my quarter-life crisis. After 10 years of tunnel-vision determination to get into dental school, I’m here… and I’m struggling with how to keep going. I have wanted to be…

    March 25, 2014
  • news

    Nerd alert

    A few weeks ago I attended Oberlin Conservatory’s Symposium for Voice Performance Pedagogy. It was nerdy and magical, and I loved every second of it. I had the opportunity to participate in a master…

    February 19, 2014
  • music news

    Grad School: Part Deux

    The difference a year can make is astounding. Around this time last year, I started thinking about going back to school for a music therapy certification. Today, I was accepted into the Master of…

    February 19, 2014
  • culture movies & music

    They get me every time

    Sometimes, you just need a good cry. These are the scenes that get me every, single time. The final scene of Driving Miss Daisy when he gives her that first bite of pie. Jennifer Holliday…

    February 6, 2014
  • uncategorized

    Real life

    I feel like the Interwebs could use a bit more real life than edited and filtered life, which is part of why I left Facebook. It’s also why I posted this one for you.…

    February 5, 2014
  • culture

    Great unhappiness

    Philip Seymour Hoffman died from a yet-to-be-confirmed drug overdose on Sunday. I have been irrationally affected by this. He was my favorite my actor, but I didn’t know him personally; this hasn’t stopped me…

    February 4, 2014