Yoga Balls, Indian Heads and Half/Whole Steps

Perhaps this has been the most wide-ranging week of my career in music! As the headline indicates, one never knows what to expect in the life of a choral conductor. Let’s start with the biggie…the one I’m still struggling to believe (that is to say, every time my phone rings, I’m sure it’s someone from… Read More

If It’s Monday, It Must Be Naples

Butler University Chorale Tour, 2014 Our week-long trip to Florida began last Friday, with an overnight drive to Clearwater. Three choirs, 37 students, boxes, suitcases and equipment rolling down the highway for 8 days of music-making, hard work, friendship and fun. After the brutal Indiana winter, Florida’s balmy sunshine is a great relief. Arriving in… Read More

New Year… New Notes

Following December’s sell-out Festival of Carols performances (click here to peek at those pictures) and Handel’s Messiah with our friends at the ISO, the 200+ singers of the Symphonic Choir took a much-needed and well-earned choral respite over the holidays. I don’t think any of us dared tabulate the number of hours we spent together during the… Read More