Official Announcements of TK University Teaching 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

December 17, 2015 at 7:00 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I was engaged to teach voice at the prestigious Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University-Bloomington, for the SPRING semester of 2015 and I continued for FALL 2015 and in SPRING 2016.  I was Visiting Professor of Voice, substituting for two voice professors on sabbatical. To be teaching at my own alma mater (from 1968-70) was thrilling indeed.

FALL of 2015 I taught Vocal Literature and German Diction for Singers at DePauw University School of Music and in SPRING 2016, I taught Vocal Literature and French Diction.  In FALL 2016 and SPRING 2017, I will be teaching the same courses AND I will teach a few private voice students as well. FALL of 2017 I am teaching German Diction, SPRING of 2018 I am teaching French Diction, still at DePauw University.

Tenors Again starring Vicki King, Randall Black, Jeremy Easley & Thomas King

Tenors Again starring Vicki King, Randall Black, Jeremy Easley & Thomas King

TK and Vicki King perform Barber Songs

September 7, 2015 at 7:44 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Sure on This Shining Night

The Crucifixion

Rain has Fallen

These three Barber Songs are among our favorites, performed in Kentucky in 2013

See Libby Larsen web site

August 18, 2015 at 3:21 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

<Libbylarsen.com>  web site features Thomas and Vicki King, “I Cried unto God.”

See and hear us listed under VOICE choices. Vicki commissioned this song in 2010 for my 65th birthday.

TK various past performances and activities

August 12, 2015 at 7:30 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
  Solo, St. Mark’s Methodist Church, Bloomington, IN, August 23, 2015
Solo, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Bedford, IN, August 2, 2015
Sacred Concert, First Methodist Church, Hickory, MS, July 12, 2015
Solo, Gravesite Memorial, Daisy HInkle Garton, Bloomington, IN July 1, 2015
Solo, Free Methodist Church, Bedford, IN, June 21, 2015
Workshop on Performance Anxiety, DePauw University, Green Castle, IN, June 15, 2015
Atlanta Boychoir and Men Tour, Los Angeles, CA and Hawaii, May 28-June 6, 2015
Judge for Bloomington Friday Musicale Festival, May 16, 2015
Broadway Festival,  Hinkle-Garton Farm, Bloomington, IN, April 25, 2015
St. Patrick’s Day, Danny Boy, HausKonzert, March 25, 2015
Trinity Episcopal Church POPS Concert, Bloomington, IN,February, 2015
Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music, King Voice Studio Class, Bloomington, IN, February 2015
Hauskonzert bei Kings, December 20, 2014, Friends will share Christmas stories and music
Trinity Episcopal Church, December 19, 2014 VK, Couchet harpsichord selections; TK Early carol, Some Children See Him-Burt, Ave Maria-Santiago —  Advent Concert
Hauskonzert bei Kings, December 17, 2014,  Alle Instrumenten und Gesang
Bloomington Chamber Singers, St. Mark’s Methodist Church, December 14, 2014, Messiah, “Comfort Ye,”
Friday Morning Music Club of Bloomington, IN, December 12, 2014, Christmas Songs of John Jacob Niles
Trinity Episcopal Church, December 12, 2014, Quelle est cette odeur agréable? (French Carol) — Advent Concert
Trinity Episcopal Church, December 5, 2014  Balulalow-Peter Warlock — Advent Concert
Bloomington Chamber Singers Choral Concert, November 15, 2014, Bloomington, IN    WORKS by:  Poulenc, Lilli Boulanger, Ravel, Martin, Fauré, Canteloube
Guest recital, Honeywell House, Wabash, IN, October 14, 2014

[2014 alone–over 2000 visits, TOTAL visits – over 26,000]

Dr. Brian Horne Studio Master Class, October 8, 2014 IU

October 8, 2014 at 4:27 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Dr. Thomas King, guest presenter  <thomasroyking@gmail.com>

Vocal Technique Tips

[basic ideas]
KEEP THE STERNUM HIGH

EXPAND THE RIB ACCORDION
TOOTHPASTE TUBE
RESIST THE COLLAPSE

KEEP THE TONE SPINNING

RESONANCE SPACE – VOWEL SIZES
(CHURCH, NOT CHURCH BASEMENT – BELL OF THE HORN)

THE SINGING TONE

ELEGANCE

ENJOY – SEND A MESSAGE
[advanced, artistic, sophisticated ideas]
STRIVE FOR PERFECTION
NO ONE EVER ACHIEVES IT, BUT IT SURE IS FUN TO TRY.

“WORK” LONG NOTES, KEEP THEM ALIVE < >

NEVER BE SATISFIED

HAVE THE JOY OF MUSIC ON YOUR FACE AT ALL TIMES

SEND A MESSAGE IN EVERY SONG

SHOW YOUR LOVE OF MUSIC

THINK LIKE A SINGER — SING LIKE A THINKER

*INFUSE INTO YOUR ARIA ALL OF THE EMOTIONS OF YOUR CHARACTER FROM THE ENTIRE OPERA

Voice Instruction, Diction for Singers, other university courses

July 12, 2014 at 4:00 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Mission Statement: To produce vibrant, noble singers with secure vocal technique, good communication through excellent diction and appropriate moods, even tone throughout the voice, legato singing and well-crafted phrasing, strong musical skills, and an elegant artistic approach to the art of singing and stage craft.

SING AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE. PERFORMING IS SO IMPORTANT.

Find the COMPLETE voice syllabus and syllabi for diction and other courses under APSU, IU and DePauw

TK Beards!

July 10, 2014 at 4:01 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

CAREER & LEADER ADVICE

January 1, 2014 at 3:48 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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TK SEPT 2012 BEST

Ideas &  Challenges from  THOMAS KING 

How to prepare —  Be the BEST you can be  —   Practice,   Listen carefully to advice, BUT DON’T follow all of it  —  Decide what is really right for you,   Ask questions,   Seek out people who do NOW what you want to do in the future and find out what their jobs are like,   Believe in yourself    Have a POSITIVE ATTITUDE

QUALITIES OF A LEADER     

(TEACHER)      (WINNER)      (SUCCESSFUL PERSON)

STRONG ENOUGH TO ADMIT WEAKNESS

SUCCESSFUL ENOUGH NOT TO FEAR FAILURE

WISE ENOUGH TO SAY, “I DON’T KNOW”

COMPASSIONATE ENOUGH TO DISCIPLINE

MATURE ENOUGH TO DEMONSTRATE CHILDLIKE HOPE

ORGANIZED ENOUGH TO BE SPONTANEOUS

COMFORTABLE ENOUGH WITH YOURSELF TO BE ANONYMOUS

STABLE ENOUGH TO BE EMOTIONAL WHEN JUSTIFIED

LEADER ENOUGH TO BE A SERVANT

Read only the underlined words Or conversely, read the ENTIRE phrases!!

Tennessee Triathlon 2013, YMCA Bloomington 5K Racewalk 2015

August 5, 2013 at 9:53 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I won my age category for 5K Racewalk April 18, 2015,  in 42 minutes 13 seconds! This is my 4th 5K in 5 years. I was second place in my Spring 2016 5K Racewalk. Being 70 now slowed me down— but just a bit!!!

In Tennessee 2013, I won one of the prizes in the triathlon for swimming! Required 3.8 miles – TK almost 9 miles!

Success can be attained

August 21, 2012 at 7:59 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A few success ideas from THE 100 SIMPLE SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE                                                   by David Niven

Feelings of competence start with the feelings and THEN produce the competence.–  Improve how you feel about yourself and other improvements in your life will come.

The purposes of what you do is to make progress, NOT just to expend yourself.–  Some people couldn’t possibly have worked any harder, BUT they COULD have worked smarter!

Take joy from the process of trying to make progress. Life satisfaction is more likely for those who experience a “steady stream” of minor accomplishments. 

There are NO age restrictions on success.  It takes as long as it takes.

Positive change in your life will not be finished today, but it can START today. 

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