Studio Newsletter with Calendar

tar-of-show Erin Moran out of her wig, Nancy, & Mollie Moran after Thoroughly Modern Millie; and Nick Lormand and Nan
November 2020

October Recital cancelled due to unfortunate events. See personal notes below.

Ayu has finished her second song, and moves to recording.

Matt has written a new poem and we’ve spent a lot of time figuring out what the natural pitch variations on the spoken word should be before writing the actual melody and rhythms. This is the opposite of the way he usually writes his country-western songs, but we are expanding his options! He is also starting the John Legend cover, All of Me (Not the one from our jazz book!), in addition to pulling together a group of musicians to perform gigs in his new town.

Tay is busily recording with the rock group Love Stallion (another alum, Sabrina Winter, is also in the group). In voice, in addition to his two Russian art songs, he is also starting a new song, I Can’t Stand the Rain, which he will accompany on his guitar.

Erin has purchased 11 Songs by Granados, and will start work on The Sorrowful Maja #1—an amazing song, which, although short, goes from a high A flat to a low G in 4 measures. It is very dramatic and helped alum Emily Weiss win some awards! 

Bernadette continues working on her three songs in preparation for recording.

Stephanie has found the singer’s formant! We continue to work on high notes and vibrato, and she is really getting it! Go, Steph!


My husband suffered a Pontine stroke that paralyzed his left side on Sept 26, hence the last two months have been spent dealing with that. He's improving slowly, but we have high hopes for return of use of his left leg and arm.

Everyone, please be safe and continue to take care of yourselves!

Cheers, Nance



Next three months:

​Sun, Nov 1—Daylight Savings Begins!
​Nov 5-8—NATS West Central Auditions at CSU in Fort Collins*
​Mon, Nov 9, 9 am—FCMTA meeting online
​Wed, Nov 11—Veteran’s Day
​Sat, Nov 14, 3 pm—Online Group Lesson
​Sun, Nov 15, 2 pm—DAMTA ONLINE STUDENT MUSICALE Nancy host
​Nov 23-28—Thanksgiving week vacation—STUDIO CLOSED

Tues, Dec 1—Happy Birthday, Tay! Tuition due.
​Wed, Dec 9 — DAMTA Online Technology Course
​Fri, Dec 11—Happy Hannukah!
​S​un, Dec 13, 12:00 —DAMTA Online Student Musicale (featuring holiday music)
​Mon, Dec 14, 9 am—FCMTA meeting
​S​at, Dec 19, 3 pm— Online caroling sing-along
​Mon, Dec 21—Happy Birthday, Matt!
​Dec 20-Jan 2—Christmas and New Year’s vacation—STUDIO CLOSED

​​F​​ri, Jan 1—Tuition due.
​Fri, Jan 8—Happy Birthday, Erin!
​Sat, Jan 9, 3 pm—Online Group Recital
​Mon, Jan 11, 9 am—FCMTA meeting online
​Wed, Jan 13, 9:30 am — DAMTA meeting online
​Mon, Jan 18—Martin Luther King Day
​Wed, Jan 20—Inauguration Day