Time has gotten away from me! It’s now June and while talking with one of my amazing musician friends Daryl Kojak tonight, I realized I had not posted about my work with Shie Rozow back in April. It was truly an honor!
So, please forgive me!
I did post it on Facebook, but rarely get on that particular social media every day.
You may recognize me in my New York Yankees T-shirt. 🙂
And thank you SO much to everyone who has donated to help keep my studio a float! I’m not out of the woods yet and since I don’t fit the qualifications for a Small Business grant or Loan, it’s just me, a handful of students and the kindness of fans. Please only give if you are able! Times are tough in so many ways!
First of all, I want to thank everyone for the encouraging comments on my Facebook post. And forgive me, I sang it at First Baptist Moore’s Lane in Texarkana back in 2005 at either a Sunday night service or Wednesday night service. Vicki Carr was gracious to play with just my melody and chords.
There’s always a choice.
It makes us who we are.
Something happens when you choose.
You submit to your choice.
Your choice rules you.
Still a choice.
You seek advice to choose. It’s still your choice. You live out your choice. You are your choice. You choose to change. You choose how to change. That change changes you. Wholeheartedly. Half-heartedly. Still a choice. Your choice rules you.
I love to listen to classical music, always have. So, a few months ago, I heard about a contest on WQXR Classical Radio here in New York City. My brain rolled the idea around and thought, I’d like to enter. I was busy teaching my students and didn’t really think about it again. Then, a few days before the deadline, I remembered and told my husband if he would video me, I could enter. He did and I found out this week, I made the semi-finals! I am SO very excited! It is such an honor!
There are 3 categories. Mine is the 35+ category. Each category has 10 semi-finalists and the top 3 in those categories get to perform at Lincoln Center, a dream I’ve had since 8th grade!
You can help me get into the top 3!
Anyone with a Facebook account can go to my page, accept a video contest app and vote. You may vote 1 time within 24 hours.
I would be honored for you vote and then share with your friends and family to vote! Let me know what you think in the comments below!