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Every voice deserves to be heard

On my “must do” list before I leave town was seeing the movie, “Florence Foster Jenkins,” the film about the amateur soprano whose singing of opera classics was preserved forever through recordings. I first became acquainted with her voice in the … Continue reading

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Sheet music albatross

Say, do you know that expression, “an albatross around your neck?” It comes from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” in which a sailor who shoots a friendly albatross is forced to wear its carcass around … Continue reading

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Why I teach organ

I met a new student yesterday, and it confirmed for me why I teach organ. I could absolutely see “the lights come on” when I had her hold down a chord and I pulled the stops one by one until … Continue reading

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Does color matter?

No, I’m not talking about the color of one’s skin, which seems to dominate the news these days. I’m talking about what color a performer wears! In fact, there was an article recently by Dr. Noa Kageyama, a sports psychologist … Continue reading

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The Guest Book

One of the traditions we have in the Crosier household is that we always have guests sign our guest book. We actually started the book at our wedding 34 years ago and we’re now on volume 5! When someone comes … Continue reading

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Reunion Recitals

Our hearts are in our throats as we watch the news of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Carl and I can’t help but think back to our trip there in March 2006 when he and violinist Yuko Honda gave … Continue reading

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