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I am a choral conductor/keyboard player/singer who is completing a DMA in music education. I can answer questions regarding music education, music history, music theory, general education, and conducting.

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Finishing a Doctorate (all but dissertation) in music. Passed comps in 2003. Over 20 years successful teaching and performing experience in all styles.

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2016-12-18 Motet vs. Canon:

Hi Dan,    My information comes from my studies in music on the undergraduate and graduate levels. I was blessed to have wonderful instructors who brought to bear much knowledge and context regarding musical

2016-12-15 Motet vs. Canon:

Hi Dan!    I am so glad that you are interested in musical forms! It is a fascinating subject worthy of study and investigation. I'll try to answer in two parts, relating to each form, and then talk about

2015-04-17 Ragtime and it's influence on Modern Music:

Hi Sam,    I know a great deal about Music Theory and Music History, but Ragtime is something that I don't have a great deal of foundation in. As a pianist, I can give you some thoughts that might help

2011-10-08 Songs to consider for college music supplement:

Hi Emily!     Good luck with your application and with your collegiate career! I'm thrilled that you will be singing in college. May it bring you the joy that it brought me!    "O mio babbino caro" by

2011-09-02 How to sing higher:

Hi Miguel!    You are in the same position that most of my male singers are at some point in their development! Take heart, there are some things that you can do...    First of all, any time that you feel


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