Monday, September 16, 2013

Sing with Cantilena!

My women's chorus Cantilena is singing Britten's Ceremony of Carols this semester! We're pairing that with Concierto de Navidad by Paul Csonka, an Austrian-Cuban-American 20th-century composer (he had to keep running away from fascists.)

Auditions are tonight, and also next week. Come to First Parish Arlington at 7:30 pm either tonight or 9/23 and join an awesome, friendly group for some great singing!

Who wouldn't want to sing this?

Friday, September 13, 2013

Cats have vocal prowess!

Apparently some cats employ what is called a "soliciting purr" to get food from owners.

I wish Samson would talk to those cats. He just meow, meow, meows when he wants to nag me about something!

Monday, September 09, 2013

Monday link

Check out 10 tips for better practicing from NPR! (And conductors, don't neglect it!)

In non-musical news, check out these awesome photos a photographer dad took of his daughters.

Monday, September 02, 2013

Monday link

Happy September, and happy back-to-school!

Now that everything gets busy, it's very important to remember to get enough sleep! Especially because it turns out sleep is an essential part of practicing! (But not the only essential part, don't get too excited.)

And also, have a charming class syllabus. Hat-tip to Anney Barrett (whose new rehearsal and performance space is opening in Somerville, for all you Boston-area musicians! Check out the Green Room.)