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

Poetry review: Lana Del Rey

An analysis of the music and poetics of a pop-star From Leonard Cohen to Patti Smith, Lana Del Rey follows an impressive legacy of musicians who have crossed-over into poetry. Has she done so successfully? I was very interested to find out. The six-time Grammy nominated singer / songwriter, released her first book of poetry … Continue reading Poetry review: Lana Del Rey

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

Lullaby

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 https://youtu.be/DR73kyKrTeE 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

https://youtu.be/-O6klSSSj6o 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