My unparalleled voice teacher Lynn Eustis invited me to co-host her virtual summer studio class this Tuesday to talk about my FAVORITE thing, which is NEW MUSIC! I spent the week agonizing over what I felt like best showed the depth, the demand, and the arc of Contemporary Classical Music and here she is! Some things to consider:
I know that I've left SO MUCH out, but I was given time parameters and tried to stick to them as best I could. There will FOR SURE be discussion of all the composers, operas, arias, and artists that I left off.
ALSO I was reminded by Lynn that the students attending the class probably know about the "Hits". She challenged me to find works that they likely never would have encountered previously, so I tried to keep it mostly deep cuts.
Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
Happy 53rd day of Quarantine! I've been making playlists since high school and on a whim started working on this one over a year ago, adding songs to it whenever I found myself listening to something a LOT, or whenever I heard lyrics that reminded me of someone or something in my life. I'm turning 32 in 2 weeks and can't help but CACKLE when I think about how different my vision of what life at 32 looked like even just a year ago.
31 has been a year of learning, growing, and letting go; of finding the positives that come with every negative situation and of realizing that I have everything I need.
Enjoy my musical scrapbook.