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Why classical music organizations should pay attention to the Tim Tebow Era

October 15, 2011


Dear classical music organizations (especially struggling ones): I know this is an apples to oranges comparison overall, but don’t let that fool you into thinking the comparison is irrelevant: we should be watching the Tim Tebow Era with the Denver Broncos- an era that officially began this week- EXTREMELY closely. For the purposes of this […]

On finding and killing our musical horcruxes

August 31, 2011


(What’s a horcrux, you say? Click here.) We all grow up with music. Sure all of us are exposed more to one kind of music than to others, and sure all of us develop different tastes and preferences, but we all grow up with music. Yet like religion and like politics, so much of what […]

State of the blog address: A Musical Spring is coming

July 28, 2011


Hello, friends and family. As you probably know, I started this blog a little over a year ago. Like many who have blogged and burned before me, I started it with the intention of introducing new people to the wonderful world of classical music. I wanted to convince my Facebook friends from high school, college and […]

A House of Hope

July 16, 2011


It’s probably fair to say that I may never share anything again on this blog that means as much to me as what I’m about to share with you, so thank you for stopping by and thank you for your willingness to listen. I wrote this song last week in Mexico while serving with some […]

Hoodrat, hoodrat, hoochie opera?

June 24, 2011


In case you don’t know the story behind the opera Carmen by French composer George Bizet, here’s a brief synopsis for you via hip-hop/R&B songs: Carmen to Don Jose: “My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard.” Don Jose to Carmen: “You make me wanna leave the one I’m with and start a new relationship […]

The DJ got us fallin’ in love again: Vail Residency dance party

June 8, 2011


I wish you could be a fly on the wall and see what I see one night each summer during the Colorado Children’s Chorale Tour Choir Residency Week in Vail, Colorado at the annual dinner and dance party night. (To see pictures from the dinner and dance, please visit the Chorale’s blog by clicking here.) […]

Reflections from South Africa, part 2: the melody of rhythm

May 27, 2011


(To read part 1 of my Reflections from South Africa, click here.) I shot this video of a high school choir during the second concert of our Colorado Children’s Chorale South Africa Tour in the township of Kwa Thema, Gauteng (Zulu for “gold”) Province. And each night after I did my room checks and put […]