Singing, for everyone, is an ever-evolving process if only because our voices are always in flux, and ever-changing across our lives. I have always loved singing, and am typically the most enthusiastic singer in a group. I’ve also been plagued by the fairly standard challenges of acid reflux, chronic sinusitis, and poor vocal instruction, that led to a life-long exploration of how to make my instrument work better for me. This, ultimately, has been a joyful experience. Even with the regularly frustrating realizations of “had I known then”, the chance to find your voice anew on an ongoing basis is thrilling. People often assume that they have “a” voice, and that it will always be the same. Science tells us that this is patently untrue. If you were blessed with an instrument that coordinated easily from childhood, you can just as easily overuse it, or find it radically altered ten years down the road. If you had to struggle early on, you can know that the voice is resilient and that your body has capacities way beyond your understanding. I sing because I love to, and share because I have to. I constantly explore new ways to express because communication is important to me, and have had the pleasure to perform as soloist for many of the ensembles in which I've sung, in staged productions, and on studio recordings.
With Triad: Boston's Choral Collective (solo begins at 4:14)