“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...
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?