Reflections on 400 Years of Sephardic Choral Music
From the 17th century onward, choral music became the defining feature of the musical identity of Western Sephardic Jews.
Letters to the Editor: Replies to ‘Let’s Talk about the English Choral Tradition’
"How many talented singers are we losing who encounter vocal fatigue or injury and assume that it is their fault? [By] implying that vocal fatigue equates to a lack of natural talent rather than framing it as a normal challenge that everyone will experience at different points of their career encourages the maintenance of the current veil of silence around vocal injury. We must encourage singers to seek help, be vulnerable, and understand that vocal challenges can be worked through."
CANTO: Let’s Talk About the English Choral Tradition
"Historically, the shorthand way of achieving an 'English sound' has been to ask singers to 'straighten that out,' which can often lead to physical tension, fatigue, burn out, and resentment. The word 'straight' has been so overused and developed such a reputation that it fills many singers with indignation..."
CANTO: Finding the Baroque in Carnatic Classical Music
European Baroque and Indian classical have freedom within structure. As a singer you have so much agency. You start with melodic brilliance, and then the singer makes their mark on the composition through their use of ornamentation.
CANTO: Boot Camp for Singers
In March 2020, New York City vocal coaches Rachelle Jonck and Derrick Goff, suddenly out of work, created a Facebook group for singers to practice together: Bel Canto Boot Camp.