Monthly Archives: December 2014

ritual

I hear a lot of choirs warm up, and I run a lot of warm ups. Some choirs do the same warm-ups in the same order every single rehearsal; but I was taught that I should customize the warm up … Continue reading

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touchy feely 2: this time it’s… ugh, so uncomfortable

I’m writing this in response a “contemplative, or maybe even nostalgic… sentimental” Facebook status update from Paul Head. I’ve written very few personal blog posts. Because my mother reads my blog, you know? But conducting is art, so it’s personal. … Continue reading

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cantatas and cleverness

A student of mine did a project on the movie Australia, directed by Baz Luhrman. Typical of his movies, it is grand of scale (hellloooooo: the title is Australia for goodness sake!) and full of music from a wide variety of sources, re-worked … Continue reading

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