Archive | August, 2012

Create a chorus of possibilities

28 Aug

August 28, 2012 I love starting a new season with my chorus each fall. There’s a freshness, an excitement about seeing each other and learning new music. There’s an air ofpossibility.  I love asking ‘what is possible?’ The mind can come up with wonderful things if it is allowed to meander around in the realm […]

The beauty of the ‘break’

13 Aug

The ‘break’. It’s every singer’s challenge: the place in the voice where things feel like they’re shifting gears, where transitions happen. The Italian word for it is passaggio, which means passageway. I notice that in my own speaking voice the notes in my passaggio happen to be where my voice naturally goes when I’m sad, angry or […]