tar-of-show Erin Moran out of her wig, Nancy, & Mollie Moran after Thoroughly Modern Millie; and Nick Lormand and Nan
Alum Astrid participated in her virtual Juilliard Pre-College Program Commencement on Saturday, May 23, and I could watch online! Her senior recital has been delayed until next October.
Alum Kelly Williams says, “Annie rehearsals are still going on a couple of times a week via zoom. It's a hoot - everyone marking choreography in their houses and singing on mute so that we can sort of sing together via zoom. Lol. The show will go on at some point - just don't know when. Anywhere between now and end of the year, I guess, lol !
Alum Kerry Knuppe appeared in a tv series on May 1. I didn’t catch the name, unfortunately, in the news flash! (The last one I know about is SWAT in 2018.)
Alum Alexa completed her freshman college year at home in Gilbert, and moves to Utah this fall. She is taking a gap year to establish residency before starting back to college there.
Matt is continuing to work on recordings for his country-western album.
Stephanie's has been recording the hymns for her church (now doing online services), as well as working on her own repertoire and our accompaniments for fall.
Bernadette, Brady, Tay, and Erin continue to work on their repertoire for the recital, postponed until September. And at that time (due to the link above), we will need to do a “distance” recital on Zoom, with each singer performing to pre-recorded music in his or her home, while we all watch from our own. The good news about that is that we can invite anyone, anywhere, to participate (Matt and Steph and interested alums) and to watch online with us! (The poem below is by Leila Viss, an excellent piano teacher friend in Denver.)
The plan was to host a recital,
For performance deadlines are vital.
With Covid nineteen,
And lockdown the scene,
Home recordings are prepped to go viral!
Piano collaborator Mallory is pregnant with her second child. Congrats, Mallory!
OfficiaNATS YouTube channel Link to the webinar titled A Conversation: What Do Science and Data Say About the Near Term Future of Singing—Summed up, singing sends aerosolized drops over 25 feet! So online is the only safe way to sing around others (except those with whom we are already sequestered) until we have a vaccine.
Some people are making it work and having fun in a tough time. Here’s a song for everyone that was sent to me on Mother’s Day: The Phoenix Chamber Choir of Vancouver, Canada (3:49) https://youtu.be/LpAKcQufacc
Two more links for you: the first is Pavarotti singing Nessum Dorma—if it doesn’t give you chills, nothing will! This tenor was the penultimate singer, so, guys, be sure to watch his mouth! No one says you are trying to be opera singers, but to have the ease that he has is certainly a worthy goal! The second uses the same melody, but is called, “O Corona”, and the young man doing the parody has a really nice voice, as well as some video skills:
Luciano Pavarotti (1994) (3:15) "Nessun dorma" https://youtu.be/cWc7vYjgnTs
Daniel Emmitt "Nessun Dorma.. alla Corona" (1:58) https://youtu.be/uL52AuF4QzY
Don’t forget to send me your summer and fall contracts, which are due the 31st of May.
Everyone, please be safe and continue to take care of yourselves!
ALL FOLLOWING DATES (EXCEPT NATIONAL HOLIDAYS) ARE TENTATIVE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE
(Green is Denver only, Blue is Phoenix only, Red is studio closed, White is everyone)
May 31-July 21—8-week Summer Session
June 22—Happy Birthday, Stephanie!
June 24-30—NATS Virtual Conference online
July 22-Aug 8—STUDIO CLOSED
Sat, Aug 1—1st of 10 tuition payments due for contract year
Aug 14-16—PAVA Symposium online
Sun, Aug 17—lessons start in contract year
Sat, Aug 29, 3 pm—Group Class and REHEARSAL online
Tues, Sept 1—2nd of 10 tuition payments due
Sat, Sept 5, 3 pm— Recital and Potluck online
Mon, Sept 7— Labor Day
Mon, Sept 14, 9 am—FCMTA meeting online
Sun, Sept 20, 2 pm—DAMTA Student Musicale at Classic Pianos on S Broadway (tentative)
Sat, Oct 3, 3 pm—Group Class online, AND Mel & Nancy’s 54th Anniversary!
Mon, Oct 12, 9 am—FCMTA meeting
Sun, Oct 18, 2 pm—DAMTA Student Musicale (?)
Sat, Oct 31—Happy Halloween!
Nov 1—Daylight Savings Begins!
Nov 5-8—NATS West Central Auditions at CSU in Fort Collins(?)
Mon, Nov 9, 9 am—FCMTA meeting
Wed, Nov 11—Veteran’s Day
Sat, Nov 14, 3 pm—Group Class online
Sun, Nov 15, 2 pm—DAMTA Student Musicale at Classic Pianos on S Broadway (?)
Nov 23-28—Thanksgiving week vacation—STUDIO CLOSED
Tues, Dec 1—Happy Birthday, Tay!
Fri, Dec 11—Happy Hannukah!
Sat, Dec 12, 4 pm— Recital Rehearsal and caroling sing-along online
Mon, Dec 14, 9 am—FCMTA meeting
Dec 21—Happy Birthday, Matt!
Dec 20-Jan 2—Christmas and New Year’s vacation—STUDIO CLOSED
Fri, Jan 8—Happy Birthday, Erin!
Sat, Jan 9, 3 pm—Online Recital
Mon, Jan 11, 9 am—FCMTA meeting
Sun, Jan 17, 2 pm—DAMTA Student Musicale at Classic Pianos on S Broadway(?)
Mon, Jan 18—Martin Luther King Day
Wed, Jan 20—Inauguration Day
Tue, Feb 2—Groundhog Day
Sat, Feb 6, 3 pm—Online Group Class
Mon, Feb 8, 9 am—FCMTA meeting
Sun, Feb 14—Happy Valentine’s Day!
Mon, Feb 15—Presidents’ Day
Sun, Feb 21, 2 pm—DAMTA Student Musicale at Classic Pianos on S Broadway(?)
Sat, Mar 6, 3 pm—Online Group Class
Mar 7-20—STUDIO CLOSED (N visit family in AZ, sing in Spice of Life)
Sun, Mar 14—Daylight Savings Ends
Wed, Mar 17—Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Sat, Mar 20—Spring begins!
Sun, Mar 21, 2 pm—DAMTA Student Musicale at Classic Pianos on S Broadway
Thur, Mar 25—Happy Birthday, Brady!
Sat, Mar 27—Passover
Sun, Mar 28—Palm Sunday
Thur, Apr 1—April Fools’ Day!
Sat, Apr 3, 3 pm—Denver Group Class at Erin and Jason Cooper’s home
Sun, Apr 4—Easter
Mon, Apr 12, 9 am—FCMTA meeting
Apr 14—Happy Birthday to Bernadette!
Thur Apr 15—TAX Day
Sun, Apr 18, 2 pm—DAMTA Student Musicale at Classic Pianos on S Broadway
Thur Apr 22—Earth Day, AND Happy Birthday to Eryn!
Sat, May 1—May Day, AND 3 pm—Denver Recital Rehearsal at Erin and Jason Cooper’s home, out-of-state students Skype in
Mon, May 3—Happy Birthday, Catherine!
Sun May 9—Happy Mother’s Day!
Mon, May 10, 9 am—FCMTA meeting
Wed, May 13, 10:30 am—Nancy sing at DAMTA Teachers Musicale at Classic Pianos on S Broadway
Sun, May 16, 2 pm—DAMTA Student Musicale at Classic Pianos on S Broadway
Sat, May 29, 4 pm— Recital and Potluck at Erin and Jason Cooper’s home; out-of-state students Skype in
Mon, May 31—Memorial Day
May 31-June 5—STUDIO CLOSED
Jun 2-5—CSMTA Annual Conference
Jun 6—Summer Session Starts
Sat, Jun 12, 3 pm—Denver Group Class at Erin and Jason Cooper’s home
Mon, Jun 14—Flag Day
Sun, Jun 20—Happy Fathers’ Day!
Tues, Jun 22—Happy Birthday, Stephanie!
Sun, July 4—Independence Day (observed on Mon, July 5)
Sat, July 10, 3 pm—Denver Group Class at Erin and Jason Cooper’s home
Aug 1-14—STUDIO CLOSED