Is Any Price Too Great To Pay?

Full disclosure: I have not seen the movie Whiplash. It’s on my list, but I haven’t seen it. What I have seen is the conversation that this movie has started about art, excellence, methods, and abuse. This is an important conversation to have, and it is one that I have been afraid to have for many years. […]

How Important is This Rehearsal?

There is a classic, unanswerable question that seems to constantly be flowing from someone’s lips on the day of almost every rehearsal.  I’m not pointing fingers here, because this is not confined to one person; it’s more of an epidemic.  But last week, a few hours before choir rehearsal, I got a message from one […]