Verdi wrote Laudi alla Vergine around 1868 while he was simultaneously composing Otello, his penultimate opera. The text of this piece is taken from Dante’s literary masterpiece, Divine Comedy, an allegory that describes… Read more Laudi alla vergine Maria →
Brahms’ Schicksalslied is a gorgeous piece that allows many opportunities to show off different colors of the voice. Using what I know about Brahms and about this time period and style,… Read more Schicksalslied →
Gagòt is probably the most difficult Tenor/Bass audition piece we have seen in several years. In this post, we will suggest some strategies for learning and perfecting all of those… Read more Gagòt →
Now that you know how to approach the score in your practice, let’s talk about the history and style in order to make your interpretation unique. Mozart was commissioned to… Read more Misericordias Domini- Part II →
As I mentioned in our overview of this year’s repertoire, Austin and I had hoped that some year this piece would be chosen! (yeah, we are big nerds….) This piece… Read more Misericordias Domini – Part I →
I’m sure raising a disgruntled teenager is not an easy task… Having worked with teenagers for several years now, we actually at times count ourselves lucky that we are parents… Read more “Parents just don’t understand!” →
A Guide to mock auditions for the All State choir audition process.
There’s something very special about hearing tenor/bass choirs sing a piece as sensitive as Joshua Himes’ Ave Maria. The lush harmonies make this usually traditional piece updated to a contemporary take… Read more Ave Maria →