Fort Worth Symphony Strike

If you haven’t been keeping up, the Fort Worth Symphony musicians are on strike. Performances are cancelled until the strike is resolved. If you’re wondering what all the fuss is about, in a nutshell, the musicians took a pay cut Read More …

Singing Voice Lessons

Any voice lesson should first and foremost emphasize your vocal health. Many popular techniques damage the vocal cords and oftentimes the damage is permanent. Sometimes even surgery will not reverse the damage. To sing well requires a good understanding of Read More …

Black History Month and Opera, Again

This entry is part 05 of 15 in the series Black Classical Music History

A compelling and mesmerizing production of Don Giovanni, directed by Peter Sellars, and featuring the magnificent Eugene Perry as Don Giovanni, and his equally-magnificent twin brother, Herbert Perry, as Leporello, which unfortunately eclipses the wonderful Elmore James as Masetto. Make Read More …

Black History Month—And Opera

This entry is part 04 of 15 in the series Black Classical Music History

Today I thought I’d share some fabulous video. If you haven’t seen Diva, I highly recommend it. Yes, it’s French. Yes, it’s in French. Yes, it has subtitles. Yes, it’s complicated to follow. See it anyway. Related posts: Black History Month Read More …

Sheet Music

Where can you find sheet music? Fortunately, with the exception of certain compositions enumerated in Golan v. Holder, anything published before January 1st, 1923 is in the public domain in the United States. No more works will enter the public Read More …