wedding warmup - ave Maria

'You Don't Know this Man from Parade'
for Black Voices Matter Virtual Concert
***fun fact - I played my own piano accompaniment

recorded it
and played it while I sang for this concert!***

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