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"The Road Home": At the top of my game with 4 voice recitals in 4 weeks in college (ChicagoNow's Morning Blogapalooz-Hour: Volume I)

"The Road Home": At the top of my game with 4 voice recitals in 4 weeks in college (ChicagoNow's Morning Blogapalooz-Hour: Volume I)
It’s April 2013 and I’m sitting at a desk, my body sagging under a mountain of fatigue. My voice is tired, by body aches, and my head feels like seventy earthworms are fighting each other to nest inside my cerebellum. The past few weeks were filled with preparation, which included learning music, memorizing words, working... Read more »

Schubert in the Suburbs: The Stigma of Classical Music Appreciation

Schubert in the Suburbs: The Stigma of Classical Music Appreciation
My first exposure to opera, and classical music, was an English-language, truncated version of Mozart’s The Magic Flute at the local high school in fourth grade, presented by Lyric Opera of Chicago. I sat, starry-eyed, as the forces of good and evil battled on the stage, locked in an eternal struggle with some of the... Read more »