Voice classes I offer through various schools and organizations

Free workshop at NEC this Friday, January 31 at 7:00-8:15pm

Pierce Hall, New England Conservatory of Music, 241 St Botolph Street, Boston.

“Vocal health through the ages: strategies for choristers, soloists, and singers of all stripes”

Take care of your (built-in) Stradivarius!

Learn strategies for taking care of your voice through concert weeks, avoiding/dealing with colds and allergies, and maintaining vocal health as you age.

An informative and interactive workshop. 

Free to all, no NEC affiliation necessary. 

Enter through 241 St. Botolph Street, sign in at desk and you will be directed to Pierce Hall.

New semester at New England Conservatory, School of Continuing Education! Starting Wednesday, January 22, 7:00-8:00, a wonderful new take on the Bach Arias class I’ve taught there. Focusing on small chamber pieces that one can perform in a recital or church, we will also include works by Heinrich Schuetz and G.P. Telemann, as well as JSB.

https://necmusic.edu/courses/bach-arias-singers-instrumentalists

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Heinrich Schuetz

JP_Jubilee_Logo_AI’m so delighted that we keep growing and getting better together.  Our concerts are short and really fun.  Lots of different kinds of songs about light.  And many opportunities for the audience to join in.

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It’s Handel and his world this semester, Wednesday evenings at New England Conservatory in their School of Continuing Education.  We begin January 23 at 7:00.

Come and learn to:

  • Sing stylishly
  • Make your recitatives into a great story
  • Create your own ornaments

https://necmusic.edu/courses/handel-singers-instrumentalists

 

No one will accuse me of programming too much “holiday music” this December for JP Jubilee.  We’re talking about DESPAIR!  The 7th Deadly Sin.  Fun and funny song; we’ll also sing Never Never Land to keep you weepin’ in a sweet way.

We’ve had a couple of terrific outreach concerts this Fall–a Thanksgiving lunch for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, at a senior/disabled housing in my neighborhood, and the 150th anniversary of Curtis Hall.  Now we’re ready for our short and sweet final concert, Saturday December 8 at 2:00.  You’ll be done singing along (and clapping) by 3.

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On another note, save the date for a performance by the Mockingbird Trio plus a few wind players:  Sunday January 27 at 3:30pm at Brandeis, we’ll be reprising Dana Maiben’s The Green House.  Details below:


The Annual Alfredo and Demitra DiLuzio Concert at the Slosberg Music Center, Brandeis University
Music Composed by Women Past and Present
Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 3:30 p.m.
Presented by the Women and Music Mix of the Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center
This year’s concert will be curated by composer, violinist and conductor Dana Maiben, a WSRC Scholar and winner of the 2018 Miriam Gideon Prize for her composition “The Green House.” The concert will feature the Mockingbird Trio and guests performing the prize-winning composition along with new work by Maiben and other Boston area women.

JP Jubilee, a great community singing group, begins Friday, September 14. No auditions required!  Details below.

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I have a few openings in my studio for new students, all ages welcome. contact

Finally, if you’re looking for a place to celebrate the High Holidays, I’m the cantor at a Havurah on Cape Cod, meets in Orleans.  No tickets necessary!  Am HaYam High Holiday services

“Up on the Roof” is a classic Carole King song–or is it?  In my Carole King Anthology songbook, published in 1973, she credits “Words and Music by Gerry Goffin and Toni Stern”.  So I’ve always given them credit.  But now that JP Jubilee is singing my new arrangement of the song on their upcoming concert, a lot of singers have looked up the song and find it attributed to Carole alone.   The mystery continues, and it is a GREAT song and a Very Fine Arrangement that fits our SATB group.   I’m proud of them and also delight in hearing them rock out on “Love Potion #9” and a fun take on a Mozart round, using the theme of procrastination, rather than scatalogical references to music critics.   All performed in less than an hour, with ice cream afterwards at JP Licks…

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 Artwork by Lizi Brown

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Sing/play Bach arias this semester at NEC–class begins Wednesday February 7, 7:30-8:30pm.  Learn how to choose great arias, rehearse them as chamber music, and make a recitative sound like a great story…details: NEC voice classes

Appropriate for singers who can learn this wonderful music on their own and are comfortable singing in German; also welcome: flutes, oboes, strings, keyboard players…please pass this on and questions welcome…