Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Voice recital this Thursday

Voice students, there is a guest recital this Thursday night in the Alys that would function very well as a "make up" recital for those who missed Friday or will miss one of the recitals this semester due to class conflicts. Soprano Jeanine DeBique will perform in the recital hall at 7pm Thursday, and all student tickets are $10. Show me the program afterward and you'll get credit for attending! You can read more about her here.

Choir room

Today right after choir, folks that are not in the opera will be moving the risers out of the way. Folks that ARE in the opera should go immediately to the loading dock to get props out of the music van. We'll be able to keep these in the choir room. No more schlepping back and forth from my office!

Monday, January 30, 2012

NATS forms due Thursday

NATS forms and payment are due into my hands before I leave campus at 6:30pm on Thursday. I'll be mailing them Friday morning BEFORE I come to campus! See me with any questions regarding repertoire. Guidelines are here: for your repertoire requirement, click on Southeastern_Regional_NATS_Guidelines_for_Alabama_Chapter_1_.doc.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Man of La Mancha rehearsal canceled today

Folks, I've been sick since Saturday morning, and you don't want me around you. Three hours in the emergency room is not something I want to pass around. NO rehearsal today.
Plan to use the time you would have spent in rehearsal to brush up on anything tricky, though: get comfortable with your lines so there is no stumbling over words or lagging on pickups, work out any musical issues (email Ksusha at kseniia@uab.edu if you want to work with her today), and explore your character. Use the time productively so we start from a strong place on Tuesday. I hope to be up and running by then.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

TODAY: master class and recital!

Abra K. Bush and Philip Everingham will give a master class on Friday, January 27 at 12:20 in Hulsey Recital Hall, and recital in the same space that evening at 7:30. Read more about them here, and be there for these two events, brought to you by USGA, UAB SNATS, and The Department of Music. Dr. Bush is a wonderful soprano, and Dr. Everingham is a glorious accompanist. This is a great opportunity to learn from them.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Syllabi and required attendance

Voice and opera folks, all syllabi, which include required performance attendance, are on this blog. Rather than handing out paper versions, I posted everything here some time ago. Feel free to save them onto your own computers. Thanks!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Minnesota Opera

Minnesota Opera just appointed a new music director, the wonderful Michael Christie. Read about it here.

Next year: opera in the fall

Next year's full opera production will be in the fall. We will load into Sirote on October 22 and our performances will run November 15-17. That's nearly four weeks in the theatre! Opera title to be announced in May.

Monday, January 16, 2012

MOLM cast

Remember to check the blog daily! I've re-worked tomorrow's schedule to reflect what we accomplished last week and to incorporate our new cast member, Brett. Be sure to welcome him tomorrow, and enjoy your day off! Happy MLK Day: take time to remember that incredible man.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Google calendar, take two

I think I fixed the Google calendar. Someone try it and email me that it is indeed now readable! My apologies for a techie goof.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

How to read the Google calendar

Hi folks, if you don't know how to access the information in the Google calendar below, here it is: be sure you click on the "+Google calendar" icon in the lower right hand corner of the calendar. Then everything should be accessible to you! Contact me if that doesn't work. A few of you have had problems, and while I haven't changed any calendar settings from previous years, I'll need to know if it's causing issues for you. Thanks!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Performance Class Schedule

Following is the Performance Class schedule for spring 2012:
January 13: no class
January 20: first singing class; memorization techniques
January 27: Guest master class with Abra Thomas and Philip Everingham
February 2: class
February 10: class
February 17: NATS (no class)
February 24: class
March 2: class
March 9: class
March 16: no class (Man of La Mancha matinee)
March 30: class
April 6: class
April 13: Dr. Cho runs class (all attend)
April 20: Studio Voice Recital dress rehearsal
April 27: last class

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Lesson Schedule

WELCOME BACK! Here is the revised schedule. We'll proceed with this at least for the first week, and it may change again, so keep checking. Lessons have BEGUN: be sure you are registered. Please note the new class times: this is due to the new university schedule, which allows more passing time in between classes. Please also remember that this Wednesday, Convocation is required for EVERYONE in the studio, regardless if you are finished with PA requirements. Here are your times:
MONDAY
Callie 11:15-12:05
Brad 12:20-1:10
Jake 1:25-2:15
TUESDAY
Shane 11-11:50
Charles 12:55-1:45
WEDNESDAY
EmKay 10:10-11
Ariel 11:15-12:05
Valencia 1:25-2:15
FRIDAY
Jen 11:15-11:45
Michala 11:45-12:15
PERFORMANCE CLASS 12:20-1:10
Please let me know immediately if there are any problems with the time I have assigned you.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Schedules

Darling students, I hope you've had a great break. Mine was fantastic, though it's sadly ending before yours. I need your schedules by Wednesday, as I'll be at a convention through Sunday and lessons begin a week from today. PLEASE send me whatever you have by WEDNESDAY morning, even if you don't know every detail, just so I can schedule lessons for the first week. Please be ready to sing the first day of class. Looking forward to seeing you and hearing you again. Happy New Year!

Jury sheets available

Hi folks, I have your jury sheets, and am happy to go over them with you. Though many of you may already be gone, I am here for the next t...