Teaching Videos

Studio Class, Feb. 7, 2022, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University
Richard Strauss: Breit’ über mein Haupt • Jean Sibelius: Svarta rosor

Studio Class, Jan. 24, 2022, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University
Huang Tzu: Three Wishes Of A Rose • Dominick Argento: Spring • Georges Bizet: Seguidilla

Collaborative Studio Class with students from Demondrae Thurman’s Euphonium studio
Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University

Studio Class, Jan. 10, 2022, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University
Gabriel Fauré: Green • Richard Strauss: Epheu • George Frideric Handel: Priva Son D’Ogni Conforto

Eddie, full lyric tenor

/gede.../; working for consistency and chiaro quality for the close /e/
/bidi.../; working on the choreo of divergent-back consonants above Db4
13:10"You are my love" descending arpeggios; adjusting appoggio above Eb4 for "You";
maintaining airflow for /a-e/ diphthong in "my"
offset scale + arpeggio; working on ample airflow while descending via arpeggio
22:35first run-through of "La fleur..."
25:55working on intonation of descending Neopolitan arpeggio via accurate cognition
34:45airspeed and dramatic build for final stretto sequence
41:22How to sing the word "Carmen!"

Brandan, lyric baritone

Broken thirds; working /m/ to vowels, and a brighter /a/
Descending triplet /u/ ; working for release of breath throughout
12:54'Trumpets;' challenging vowel timbre with fast air, and choosing an onset that prepares full, ringing timbre; more stable vibrato rate
18:54'Long exercise;' fast, range-y coloratura; recruiting undervowel shape to enable agility
24:07Macbeth scene; maintaining airspeed at onset; negotiating rolled r to a plosive consonant; parlando choices
34:19"Ma... che avisa..." high style for low accompagnata; correcting divergent shape in spite of covered timbre
38:46"Oh, lieto augurio..." contrasting breath gesture, long phrase v. short phrase; efficient resonant choreography around voiced consonants; timbre evolution within tied/dotted note values
46:30"Qual concento..." locating plosive consonants within best resonance; and a farewell pep talk

Anne, light lyric soprano

/zi/ resonance profile; the sensation of stability; trusting simplicity; antagonistic muscle groups create proprioception
19:35"For a while but then in time I'll go" stabilizing /a/
32:00"Giunse alfin..." run-through
33:24Stance; engaged quads; heel height. Adjacent diction choices.
47:30"Deh vieni..." more stable /a/ work; /o/; hemiola offsets; undervowel prefigures arpeggiated melody. Resistant consonants.