Trinity Choir DARE to DREAM!

March 8, 2021 at 5:00 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

1st gear=chest voice, 2nd=passaggio, 4th=head voice(The car is here to get your attention – I owned it for over 47 years!)

MARCH 2021 READY  FIRE  AIM  – GO FOR IT – BE CURIOUS   – LET NOTHING STOP YOU!

TOMORROW is the  FIRST DAY of the REST of your LIFE!!

TK -my dream was to sing professionally. I want you to BEGIN to dream, to “CONTINUE” TO DREAM, DARE TO DREAM, CREATE YOUR PLAN FOR 5 YEARS, 10 YEARS, etc.

MY JOURNEY to achieve my DREAM.

Vicki & I met here, got degrees, married -short honeymoon . During 10 years in Atlanta. I sang in 10 different opera in small “pick-up companies” (Vicki played most of them). NO PAY, LOTS OF FUN. During the day, I was directing/conducting 7 musical and 2 plays for my HS kids – watching them dream and succeed!   1973 BIG HONEYMOON TO EUROPE. That Trip opened my eyes, gave me a small seed to PLANT.       I’M LUCKY

1978 we both studied for 6 weeks at the Mozarteum in SALZBURG,  I was in various opera scenes with many singers from Europe. I REALLY got the dream.  OPERA!   An agent was interested in me, BUT I MUST live IN GERMANY to audition for the operas!

1980 sold house, bought ONE WAY tickets to Europe.  AIMS taught me the conventions: arias, correct musical style (German), clothes, agent conversations, speak GERMAN, speak GERMAN, speak GERMAN. Both of us got jobs immediately & my DREAM was realized AND EXPANDING!! at least in GERMANY/AUSTRIA!!! In 5 years in Germany I sang over 400 performances. I take care of my voice, singing the right REP for ME! & right size orchestra! I cancelled for sickness once in 5 years. I’M LUCKY!! Meanwhile, in my 31 summers in Austria teaching for AIMS, & ultimately becoming the Artistic Director –overseeing about 250 people total – 90 participants, orchestra of 75, faculty, staff- I have helped/taught/counseled over 2000 singers and pianists, at AIMS.  

THEY fulfilled THEIR DREAMS.  ARE YOU DREAMING YET?? I was put on this earth to help others!  I know correct arias for each voice type (Fach), GERMAN resume, organize audition notebook for meeting an UNKNOWN accompanist in a German opera house!,  how to dress for auditions, what to say, what NOT to say,  how to navigate the train system, where to stay, which agents to sing for, common mistakes,  in short EVERYTHING ONE NEEDS TO KNOW TO DREAM SUCCESSFULLY. 

ARE YOU  DREAMING YET?  YOU SHOULD BE!!!!!!

STATING /NOT BRAGGING – so YOU will begin to formulate YOUR DREAM.

In my 50 years of professional singing, I have sung over 50 roles in opera, operetta and musicals,  I have been the tenor soloist in 28 oratorios, I have sung recitals in over 20 states, I have premiered many works, I have had 3 operas written especially for me, VICKI has had 5 different songs commissioned for me – one for my 65th birthday AND a song cycle for my 75th birthday AND I’m working on 3 ONE ACT operas right now! 

                  I’M LUCKY!

Since moving to Bloomington, I have continued to offer advice to singers/pianists- and I have helped send 9 people to “fulfill their dreams!” 5 from  DePauw, &  4 from Jacobs- Edward Atkinson, Edward’s WIFE,  Reuben Walker, Caroline Craig.  I found out later Quinn also went!   AIMS helps singers, orchestral players, pianists who want to be conductors, even established voice teachers, & choral conductors   

       NOW YOU DREAM!!!  Tell me your dream & maybe I can help.

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