How do you think the Amalfi Coast Music & Arts differs from other programs?

The obvious thing is that it is on the Amalfi Coast, in a beautiful resort town with so many Italians and not a bunch of tourists. There are a lot of festivals in Italy and throughout Europe, but often times there you will have so many tourists from America. If you’re studying in America and you see and hear fellow countrymen, I mean that’s okay, but a...

July 19, 2016

On Saturday, July 23rd,  the Amalfi Coast Music & Arts Festival will present renowned pianist Paul Barnes in concert at the historic Convento di San Francesco in Tramonti, Italy, in a recital dedicated to the  contemporary minimalist composer Philip Glass.  The solo recital is planned as a retrospective tribute to the two artists’ two decades long relationship. The event also honors Glass’s upcoming 80th birthday. The concert...

July 17, 2016

How would you describe your pedagogy?

“You’re trying to help someone learn to sing better in terms of improving their craft. Most often you do this with improved technique, but ultimately with the goal of the singer achieving an artistic experience both dramatically and vocally.  At the same time, as a teacher, you are building a personal relationship to support the student; you often become ‘a professional parent’, in the best...

May 9, 2016

So as a Texas girl myself, I am always thrilled to see another native Texan on faculty!

Yes, I am in fact a native Texan – I was born on the coast, lived in East Texas for a while, and then went to school at Baylor before going away for a long time. I came back here in 1994 – I was still singing, but my parents were older and I really wanted to be closer to my family.

I’m assuming that is when you joined the Texas State Faculty?


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