March 1, 2019

I MADE IT! I'm here in Murfreesboro for the Orpheus Competition! I'm super excited to have been selected, and I have to tell you after my first night, even though I'm nervous, I am relishing in the fact that I get to spend the next 3 days JUST being a singer!

So many of...

September 11, 2018

At the end of this post is an original work that I helped create with composer Meg Huskin and flutist Robin Meiksins. While the piece itself is pretty self-explanatory, I wanted to provide some context about it rather than just posting the video, as I feel the backstor...

July 28, 2016

Well, after two AMAZING performances, OperaWorks AAP 2016 is over! The emotion of leaving really didn't hit me until I walked into my apartment last night. I was very overwhelmed to suddenly return to reality without the support of my "tribe," as we've taken to calling...

July 21, 2016

Today was our last day of a formal class structure before we get into two days of intense preparation for our show. In honor of that, a special mid-week edition of my blog! 

These last few days have shown me how far I have come, but also how far I have to go, and what I...

July 17, 2016

I write this every week, but I can't believe how fast this is going. In one week we will putting on our show (Opera Reconstructed: Trump'd--Yes, it's exactly what you think it is...well...maybe not EXACTLY).

During our wrap-up Friday, we spoke a lot about self-realizati...

July 9, 2016

WOW! Time flies when you're having fun, right? I can't believe we've been here for two weeks already!

This week was personally trying for me for reasons outside of the program, but I often found that despite any exhaustion I felt the classes and people here raised my sp...

July 3, 2016

As of today, I will have been in a LA a full week! It seems impossible; simultaneously it's gone by so fast, and yet I feel I have already taken in so much. Here are a few highlights from the week!

Day One: "You're enough. You, right now." This is what Ann Baltz, head o...

June 23, 2016

Sunday, June 26th, I depart for L.A. to spend four weeks working on my craft at the OperaWorks Advanced Artist program. This will be my first real summer program, as well at my first time on the West Coast. Needless to say, I am a ball of nerves. 

Don't get me wrong! I'...

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