Voice

You Can Take the Choirboy Out of the Choir School. . .

“But you can’t take the choir school out of the choir boy.” As I noted in my very first blog Opening Chord, I attended St. Peter’s Choir School in Philadelphia…

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Let It Snow

Are you a fan of the a cappella ensemble Chanticleer? If you enjoy male a cappella groups, Chanticleer is hopefully at or near the top of your list. This group…

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The Opening Chord Revisited

I’ve been blogging now for a little over three years. I sometimes wonder if anyone out there has actually been reading them. To recapitulate, as we’d say in sonata form,…

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The Choir Boys

From 1956 through 1960, grades 4 through 7, I had the incredible good fortune of attending St. Peter’s Choir School in Philadelphia. It was intense on every level, musically, academically…

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Bach’s Birthday

It’s been a couple days since J.S. Bach’s birthday on March 21. Think about this. What if you could write a musical composition that would still powerfully move listeners 300…

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Halloween Candy

Sometime before Halloween, The Discovery Orchestra will post a photo on Facebook that purports to have me in the picture. It does, in fact, have a nine-year-old George Marriner Maull…

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“I just wanted to say thank you so much for the opportunity to attend the Discovery Orchestra concert today. The students and parents really enjoyed the performance and interactive listening. Many of them were answering all the questions and making connections with their study at PMP… By providing a bus for us, you removed the barrier of getting students and parents to the event which can sometimes be challenging.”

— Elizabeth Moulthrop, Director, Paterson Music Project

 

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