Nature, the gentlest mother

“Nature, the gentlest mother” is the first of Aaron Copeland’s song set for soprano voice, Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson, orchestrated in 1958. This song holds a special place in my heart as I chose it to end my senior voice recital in college. I fell in love with the piece when I first heard … Continue reading Nature, the gentlest mother

Singing lessons

There is one thingthey don’t tell youabout singing lessons. And the one thing is thatit’s morethan justsinging lessons… It’s soul work. It’s digging deep into your rootsto explore your depthsand expose your truths. And every lesson is a different story … One day it could be thathands are shaking,heart pounding,desperately achingkind of love storybetween you … Continue reading Singing lessons


On sailboatswe glissade —ceasing all activity from choppy shores to tranquil watersthat ripple tosimplicity. Boundlessly we float, we restin lovingkindness. Breathing in thesoftened skies we welcomeocean’s lullabies. “Lullabye” cover by Katy Funke Today I wanted to create a special recording project for my friends and family who just had babies or are expecting very … Continue reading Lullaby

Moon River My performance of "Moon River" Henry Mancini’s 1961 composition of “Moon River” was originally written for Audrey Hepburn’s character, Holly Golightly, to sing in the cult classic, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. After the movie’s release the song became wildly popular and branched into several different arrangements, including a jazz standard. The piece swept every award … Continue reading Moon River

If my verses had wings My performance of "Si mes vers avaient des ailes" Si mes vers avaient des ailes Mes vers fuiraient, doux et frêles, Vers votre jardin si beau, Si mes vers avaient des ailes, Comme l’oiseau. Ils voleraient, étincelles, Vers votre foyer qui rit, Si mes vers avaient des ailes, Comme l’esprit. Près de vous, purs … Continue reading If my verses had wings