I thought I would write more frequently that I actually did this past Fall. Some great updates, I have completed 15 credit hours toward my DMA in Choral Conducting. I have learned so much and enjoyed my first semester as a student in almost ten years. I even got to stand in front of the incredible Santa Fe Desert Chorale during their residency at UNT. There just could not be a better time to be studying conducting at UNT.
I am scheduled to perform my first DMA Recital with my colleague and friend Brian C. Murray on March 1st at 6:30 PM in the UNT Recital Hall. The UNT Conductors’ Chorus will be the choir and we plan to have some fantastic string players and soloists. I will conduct the Missa Brevis in F, K. 192 and Brian will conduct the Missa Brevis in Bb, K. 275 both by Mozart. I hope to see you there!
I have loved my four jobs – St. Philip Presbyterian Church Director of Music, Coppell Community Choir Artistic Director, UNT Graduate Assistant in the COM Development Office, and Voice Faculty Member at Marcus High School. It has been a whirlwind, but quite fun!! I have enjoyed getting to know so many new people!!
On Saturday one of my voice students and three of my former students at Coppell were selected for an All-State Choir. I am so proud of them!!!
Tomorrow I start my Spring Semester provided that the weather cooperates. It should be great fun. I get to sing the Verdi Requiem as part of the UNT Grand Chorus. I can hardly wait!!
I wish you all the best in 2018!