Many of you who know me personally may have heard me talk about my friend Kim. Kim and I went to Stetson together and have been friends since our Freshman year. This past summer, Kim met an extraordinary young man named Ben. She was at a music festival in Hawaii and met this 13 year […]
From left to right: Sasha von Dassow, cello, Melodie Dickerson, soprano, Joyce Valentine, piano, Martha Lopez, soprano, Cliff Roles, narrator, Carol Sparrow, mezzo-soprano The set looked beautiful. So much fun. I feel lucky to have been involved. There was a staggering amount of talent on that stage last night. Photos courtesy of Cliff Roles.
I felt very fortunate today as I was teaching a voice lesson at the college. I have been teaching Summer A which is a compressed term and I meet with students twice a week. I felt fortunate because I love my job! With every lesson I get to watch my students blossom. In my mind, […]
Yesterday I had a blast singing in an opera outreach program for kids at a center in S. St. Pete. Gosh, we had such a good time. My colleague Jean Collins, soprano, was amazing, singing some great musical theater pieces as well as “Quando m’en vo” from La Bohème. I had a blast making kids […]
Last week, I lost three friends. Each of them had been battling against an illness that in the end, won. However, when I think of each them, I will remember their goodness, joy and insight. Each of them led lives of service, teaching and sharing their knowledge with scores of young people. ** Jim Sicks […]