wedding warmup - ave Maria
opera, art songs, & vocal jazz
harmonizing with myself!
Choir Directing Samples
choir directing samples
I started the choir progamme at Maitland Middle School.
In three short years, the programme grew from 0 to 300-plus students. I was determined to serve a diverse group of students and to have lots of boys in my choirs. I succeeded.
Today, many of these young men and women are music teachers, professional opera singers, pop singers, singer/songwriters, musicians!! Crazy.
Training young singers is not an easy task. To unify vowels, teach breath control, phrasing, musicianship, self- control, while playing the piano and directing is a daunting, exhausting, yet rewarding task. Together, we did it, and won many awards along the way. Reminiscing brings me tears of joy!
RECORDED LIVE AT THE
FLORIDA AMERICAN CHORAL DIRECTOR ASSOCIATION CONVENTION
PIANO ACCOMPANIST: GEORGE GRACE
TEACHER AND DIRECTOR: ME