Posted by Patricia Callaway on Sunday, December 26, 2010,
Now that all the holiday music is pretty much done, it's time to start getting ready for competitions, NATS, MTNA, the Federation of Music Clubs and others all start their local, state, regional, and further competitions. It is such a good thing for voice students to sing in competitions, not only because they measure themselves against others of their age or skill level, but because they sing for people who don't know them at all.
Posted by Patricia Callaway on Sunday, December 19, 2010,
This week my family made our annual Shakespeare Tavern visit for Dickens' A Christmas Carol. We have been Tavern regulars for at least ten years, maybe a lot longer than that, and one of the reasons is the music. It's not often that you get to hear well performed, acoustic music that is not church music and not performed in some stuffy recital setting. The Tavern's small size and excellent acoustics along with the actors' skills make such a performance possible.